BREWSTER F2A BUFFALO

BUFFALO SERVICE

Manufacturer: Brewster Aeronautical Corp., Long Island City, New York, USA
Models: B-139, B-239, B-339
Designation: F2A
Name: Buffalo
First official flight: (XF2A-1) 02/12/1937
Factory production period: 1936 - 1941
Primary service period: 1939 - 1942
Last official flight: (F2A-2) 10/1944

BUFFALO VARIANTS

1937 Model B-139 XF2A-1 1 Total: 001
         
1939 Model B-239 F2A-1 11  
1939 Model B-239 Model B-239 44 Total: 055
         
1940 Model B-339 F2A-2 43  
1940 Model B-339B Model B-339B 40  
1940 Model B-339C/D Model B-339C / D 72  
1941 Model B-339E Buffalo Mk. I 170 Total: 325
         
1941 Model B-339-23 F2A-3 108  
1941 Model B-339-23 Model B-339-23 20 Total: 128

Grand Total: 509

BUFFALO PRODUCTION

XF2A-1
Prototype single engined USN, carrier-borne
fighter, fuselage later redesigned.
Produced 1936 - 1937

Brewster Long Island, New York (A)

BuNo.0451 ?

Total: 001

F2A-1
As XF2A-1, revised fuselage, fuel capacity
2 guns. 8 later upgraded to F2A-2.
Produced 1938 - 1939

Brewster Long Island, New York (A)

BuNo.1386 / 1396 ?

Total: 011

Model B-239
As F2A-1, export version for Finland,
carrier equipment removed.
Produced 1939 - 1940

Brewster Long Island, New York

(Finland) BW-351 / BW-394 ?

Total: 044

F2A-2
As XF2A-2, 4 guns, minor changes.
Produced 1940

Brewster Newark, New Jersey (A)

BuNo.1397 / 1439 ?

Total: 043

Model B-339B
As F2A-2, export version for Belgium, carrier
equipment removed. First airframe delivered
but captured by Luftwaffe, other 39 diverted
to the RAF.
Produced 1940

Brewster Newark, New Jersey

NX56B (civil reg.) ?  
(RAF) AS410 / AS437 ?  
(RAF) AX811 / AX820 ?  
(RAF) BB450 ? Total: 040

Model B-339C / D
As F2A-2, export version for The Netherlands,
carrier equipment removed, last 48 D's with
engine upgrade. Model designation changed in
1941 to Model B-339-18.
Produced 1940 - 1941

Brewster Newark, New Jersey

(NEIAF) B-395 / B-3118 ?  
(NEIAF) B-3119 / B-3166 ?

Total: 072

Buffalo Mk. I
As F2A-2, export version for the RAF, carrier
equipment removed, some to RAAF and
RNZAF. Model designation changed in
1941 to Model B-339-13 / -21.
Produced 1940 - 1941

Brewster Newark, New Jersey

(RAF) W8131 / W8250 ?  
(RAF) AN168 / AN217 ?

Total: 170

F2A-3
As F2A-2, armament and combat upgrades.
Produced 1941

Brewster Newark, New Jersey (A)

BuNo.01516 / 01623 ?

Total: 108

Model B-339-23
As F2A-3, export version for The Netherlands,
carrier equipment removed.
Produced 1941

Brewster Newark, New Jersey

(NEIAF) B-3167 / B-3186
17 to RAAF as A51-1 / A51-17.
?

Total: 020

 

Grand Total: 509

BUFFALO CONVERSIONS

US Navy

XF2A-2 1 XF2A-1, 1939, engine upgrade, enlarged tail, minor changes.
F2A-2P 1 F2A-2, photo reconnaissance conversion.
XF2A-4 1 F2A-3(01516), conversion with pressurized cockpit.

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