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Triumph Group

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In June 2010, the Carlyle Group sold Vought to the Triumph Group.
In June 2010, Triumph Group acquired Vought Aircraft Industries, a leading producer of aerostructures from the Carlyle Group.

United Aircraft

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In 1928, it was acquired by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, which a few years later became United Aircraft Corporation; this was the first of many reorganizations and buyouts.
Its manufacturing interests east of the Mississippi River—Pratt & Whitney, Chance Vought, and Sikorsky—remained together as the new United Aircraft Corporation, headquartered in Hartford with Frederick Rentschler, founder of Pratt & Whitney, as president.


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These have included, in the past, Lewis and Vought Corporation, Chance Vought, Vought-Sikorsky, LTV Aerospace (part of Ling-Temco-Vought), Vought Aircraft Companies, and the current Vought Aircraft Industries.
In 1961, using additional funding from insurance businessman Troy Post and Texas oil baron David Harold Byrd they acquired Chance Vought aerospace in a hostile takeover.

Chance M. Vought

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The first incarnation of Vought was established by Chance M. Vought and Birdseye Lewis in 1917.
Chauncey Milton "Chance" Vought (February 26, 1890 in Long Island, New York – July 25, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and engineer, who was the co-founder of the Lewis and Vought Corporation with Birdseye Lewis.

Vought O2U Corsair

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Following this success came the VE-11 naval fighter and the Vought O2U Corsair, the first of the Corsair aircraft.
Made by Vought Corporation, the O2U was ordered by the United States Navy (USN) in 1927.

Sikorsky Aircraft

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In 1939 United Aircraft moved Vought to Stratford, Connecticut where their Sikorsky division was located and renamed the merged divisions Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft.
In the late 1930s, sales declined and United Aircraft merged his division with Vought Aircraft.

Vought VE-7

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Vought made history in 1922 when their Vought VE-7 trainer made the first takeoff from the deck of the USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier.
The Lewis & Vought Corporation was formed just months after the U.S. entered World War I, with the intention of servicing war needs.

United Aircraft and Transport Corporation

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In 1928, it was acquired by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, which a few years later became United Aircraft Corporation; this was the first of many reorganizations and buyouts.
With headquarters at Hartford, Connecticut, the holding company controlled the stock of the Boeing Airplane Company of Seattle, the Chance Vought Corporation, the Hamilton Aero Manufacturing Company (a propeller manufacturer), and the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company, an aeroengine manufacturer.

The Carlyle Group

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Vought was sold from LTV and owned in various degrees by the Carlyle Group and Northrop Grumman in the early 1990s.
Carlyle also invested in Vought Aircraft through a partnership with Northrop Grumman.

LTV A-7 Corsair II

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The same basic design was later heavily revised and shortened to produce Vought's A-7 Corsair II, a carrier-borne close air support and attack plane in 1965, an aircraft which would become heavily engaged in a variety of close support and strike missions during the Vietnam War, beginning in 1967.
Vought, Douglas Aircraft, Grumman and North American Aviation responded.

Vought F4U Corsair

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Chance Vought produced thousands of planes during World War II, including the F4U Corsair.
Designed and initially manufactured by Chance Vought, the Corsair was soon in great demand; additional production contracts were given to Goodyear, whose Corsairs were designated FG, and Brewster, designated F3A.

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Vought F6U Pirate

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The Vought F6U Pirate was the Vought company's first jet fighter, designed for the United States Navy during the mid-1940s.

Vought F-8 Crusader

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Vought began manufacture of its F-8 Crusader for the US Navy in 1957; it was one of the first Navy fighters capable of supersonic flight and the Navy's last all-gun fighter.
The Vought F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) is a single-engine, supersonic, carrier-based air superiority jet aircraft built by Vought for the United States Navy and Marine Corps (replacing the Vought F7U Cutlass), and for the French Navy.

Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III

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The Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III was an aircraft developed by Chance Vought as a successor to the successful Vought F-8 Crusader program and as a competitor to the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.

Vought F7U Cutlass

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The Cutlass was Vought's entry to a U.S. Navy competition for a new carrier-capable day fighter, opened on 1 June 1945.

Vought XF5U

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The Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack" was an experimental U.S. Navy fighter aircraft designed by Charles H. Zimmerman for Vought during World War II.

Vought FU

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Pleased with the company's VE-7, in 1926 the Navy gave Vought a $459,709 contract for 20 convertible land/sea fighters.

LTV XC-142

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Vought responded with a proposal combining engineering from their own design arm, as well as Ryan and Hiller, who had more extensive helicopter experience.

Rex Beisel

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Chief Engineer Rex Beisel began in 1938 to develop the XF4U, recognized by its distinctive inverted gull wings.
After a short stint at Spartan Aircraft, Beisel became Assistant Chief Engineer at Chance Vought in 1931.

Vought SB2U Vindicator

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Vought submitted designs in both categories, which would become the XSB2U-1 and XSB3U-1 respectively.

Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf

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The original design was not by Consolidated Aircraft, but rather by Vought, who designed the then XTBU-1 Sea Wolf to a 1939 US Navy requirement.

LTV A-7P Corsair II

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The A-7 served in limited numbers with three foreign air forces, including Greece (A-7H/TA-7H), Portugal (A-7P/TA-7P) and Thailand (ex-USN A-7E/TA-7E).
The initial team of Portuguese pilot instructors (núcleo inicial de pilotos) underwent theoretical instruction and flight qualification training at Vought's facilities in Dallas, Texas, from October 12 to December 23, 1981.

Loral Corporation

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The missile division was sold to the Loral Corporation, part of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

James Ling

Vought was bought by James Ling in 1962, forming the new conglomerate Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV).
In 1961, he bought Chance Vought Aircraft, merging his interests into Ling-Temco-Vought.