The Umbrella Plane Never Flew.

by Daniel Russ on January 13, 2012

Chance Vought Umbrella Plane

Umbrella Plane


Chance Vought was born in 1890 in Long Island and grew up to become an aerospace. He only lived to be 40, yet he made it into the Aviation Hall of Fame. It was mostly wood and fabric joined together with rivets and glue. The company he left behind famously developed some of the most successful combat aircraft that ever flew in warfare. Not the least of which we the first plane that ever launched from a carrier, the VE-7; the MarineF4U Corsair and the F-8 Crusader.  This was one of his first designs. It was called appropriately, the Umbrella Plane.



It never flew.


Chance Milton Vought, aircraft designer

Chance Milton Vought


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