Arrow Sport A2-60

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    Arrow Sport A2-60

    Single engine, two seat, biplane with yellow fuselage, white wings and tail; 60 hp LeBlond 90 5-DF engine.

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    Arrow Sport A2-60

    Single engine, two seat, biplane with yellow fuselage, white wings and tail; 60 hp LeBlond 90 5-DF engine.

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    Arrow Sport A2-60 at the Udvar-Hazy Center

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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The Arrow Sport A2-60 is a rare example of an alternative design, depression-era biplane. It complements the Smithsonian's Kreider-Reisner Challenger and Waco 9, conventional tandem open-cockpit biplanes. The Arrow Sport offered a side-by-side, dual-control cockpit arrangement. Its cantilever wings were attached only to the upper center section strut and lower fuselage-they had no other struts or external flying wires for bracing. However, enough pilots were uncomfortable without some sort of visible wing support that "N" struts later became standard.

Equipped with 60- or 90-horsepower LeBlond engines, Arrow Sports made excellent trainers. About 100 were built through 1931, then more, at a slower pace, through the 1930s. This airplane had a succession of owners and even spent some time in England.