After being for years and years the main provider of seaplane floats, the Edo Aircraft Corporation felt the urge to built the whole thing. They tried with their neat OSE, a multi-role floatplane built as both single and two-seaters. Looking like a tiny Hellcats on floats these floatplanes has a certain charm and some interesting features. To no avail, by the time it made its first flight in 1946 the US Navy’s “powers than be” had their mind in other -rotative- things. Only around ten were built and they didn’t even enter service.
Lovely formation pic of a pair of prototypes. They were that cute, a pity.