"In 1936, her air group consisted of 18 Grumman F2F-1 and 18 Boeing F4B-4 fighters, plus an additional nine F2Fs in reserve. Offensive punch was provided by 20Vought SBU Corsair dive bombers with 10 spare aircraft and 18 Great Lakes BG torpedo bombers with nine spares. Miscellaneous aircraft included two Grumman JF Duckamphibians, plus one in reserve, and three active and one spare Vought O2U Corsairobservation aircraft. This amounted to 79 aircraft, plus 30 spares."
Reference: Friedman, Norman (1983). U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press.ISBN 0-87021-739-9.
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Was far too easy...I expected a much longer hunt. To have hit exactly the year requested on the first go is eerie.
: Ok, I know this will elicit many questions and
: possibly different answers, but.... How many
: of each type of aircraft did Saratoga carry
: during her time that this kit represents ?
: Thank you,