Zimmer’s Skimmer

Seven decades after it first flew, the V-173 got its old look back.

(Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation Archives)


(Jay Miller)

The cockpit afforded plenty of visibility. Because the aircraft came down on final approach at such a high pitch attitude, the pilot had to look at his feet to see his touchdown point. This view from atop the pilot's seat shows the rudder pedals and the windscreen behind.

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