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Welcome to the world of the N3N. If this is your first visit, check out the “ABOUT” page (above) to learn about the Naval Aircraft Factory N3N aircraft (and the blog name). Other popular pages are the “FLEET” page showing all the intact aircraft (over 75 80 85 90 95) that I have located thus far and we are continually adding content to the historic photos pages. (This post is a “sticky”, it will stay as the top post. New posts will appear below, newest first.)

Mystery Aircraft #1 – Pearson “8”, N45178

UPDATE: FOUND IT! Talked to the owner today. He says it was in storage for about 10 years after he got it back from the loan to Pearson. It is back in the air now, based at PLU. Looks just like the picture with the #8 and speed ring around a 760-8 engine. Thanks to Gary Jennings for pointing me to the Spanaway field. They knew the whereabouts of the owner.

This is the first in a series “Mystery Aircraft” posts. Each aircraft is a mystery to me, but SOMEONE out there knows about this aircraft. Please comment on this post (or use the “Contact Us” page if you want more privacy) if can provide any info or point me in the right direction to find the answers:
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