Arrow Sport A2-60
Archive Photos ¹
[1929 Arrow “Sport” A2-60 (N9325 / G-AARO) on display 2/16/2004 at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia (Jim Hough photo copyright © 2004 Jim Hough)]
The Arrow Sport was a two-seat sporting biplane aircraft built in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.
Design and Construction ²
It was of largely conventional configuration with tail skid undercarriage, but was interesting in that the pilot and passenger sat side-by-side in the open cockpit, and because as originally designed, the fully cantilever wings lacked interplane struts - the upper wing attaching directly to the top of the fuselage. This latter feature proved so alarming to many prospective pilots that the manufacturer later supplied N-type struts that were of no real function other than to allay the aviators' fears.
Several Sport aircraft are currently flying in the United States in 2009. Nine Sports are preserved in U.S. museums and collections including an example of the A2-60 variant at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
Specifications (A2-60) ²
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