The third one at the bottom there would be the blown canopy.
So what's up with this guy?
My personal records showed this. This is from my general notes, drawn from what I have tried to deduce as the most reliable sources over time. I still can't swear to how precise the information is though.
Change Order CW, Contract 198. The definitive –1A changes were put into production. There were 42 major changes incorporated including a new adjustable pilots seat that could be raised or lowered 9 inches, an armored pilots’ headrest, lengthened control stick, revised rudder/brake pedals, new instrument panel, gun sight, and canopy; new turtle deck, and cockpit armor plating; and reinforcement of the overturn structure, and redesigned tail gear.
The only changes I show specifically for the F3A-1 are these...
Retractable landing/taxi light under the left wing was eliminated. It was replaced with a smaller approach light located in the leading edge of the wing.
Water/methanol injected P&W R-2800-8W radial engine was introduced. This new feature could be used in order to provide extra engine rpm in a combat situation without the engine suffering from detonation.
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