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Brewster Buccaneer under restoration

Buccaneer fuselage
In May 2003, Owen Miller took these photos of a U.S. Navy SB2A in the restoration hangar at Pensacola's Naval Aviation Museum. Above is the forward view. As Jim Maas commented: "Guess what single engine fighter it looks a lot like?"

Buccaneer wings
And above is the inboard wing section, port and starboard, showing the perforated dive brakes. The Buccaneer was a midwing aircraft.

Poland's Daughter

Buccaneer interior
Here's an interior view, looking aft toward the turret gunner's position. 750 Buccaneers and Bermudas (the British designation) were built, with most of them relegated to training and suchlike duties.

Buccaneer engine
Jim Maas: "The engine is a Wright Double Cyclone (two row) GR2600-A5B rated at 1700 hp. I've seen the aircraft when it was being (slowly) restored by ex-Brewster employees at Johnsville PA, but never saw the engine mount setup."

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