N3N-3 Yellow Peril (multiple)

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 trainers, including a land-based version of the “Yellow Peril” at the Evergreen Aviation Museum and a float-plane version at the NASM Udvar-Hazy facility. The Yanks Air Museum in Chino actually had examples of both versions. During an airshow at Paine Field I photographed an airworthy N3N-3, and then caught up with that same plane at an air show at the Olympic Air Museum. During the 2018 Arlington Fly-In there were two N3N-3 examples that I had not seen before.


1941 Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 #2831

Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015

Evergreen Museum 2018


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NASM Udvar-Hazy facility 2015


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Driggs, ID 2021


1943 Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 #4480

Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018


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WAAAM, Hood River 2021

WAAAM, Hood River 2023


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Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018


1943 Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 #1778

Arlington Airport 2018


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Arlington Airport 2018

Olympic Flight Museum 2019


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Paine Field 2016

HFF, Paine Field 2017

Olympic Flight Museum 2018