Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart: A punch in the air.

Superlative recruiting poster by the Convair company. Sadly, their Sea Darts never proved themselves able to deliver any punch. In the background, Sea Dart (BuNo 135762) looking for trouble. Regrettably, that very aircraft disintegrated in mid-air over San Diego Bay, California (USA) during a demonstration flight (4 Nov. 1954) killing Convair test pilot Charles E. Richbourg; he inadvertently exceeded the design limitations.

Anyway, the people of Convair knew how to design stunning cockpit canopies.

4 thoughts on “Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart: A punch in the air.

  1. Sea Dart was an interesting concept, even if it didn’t work out.
    I like that illustration, and I’m still going to have fun with it – there behind red bar aft of pilot’s head at right edge of picture, is that the top of a pair of dry socks?

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