GREAT LAKES

Great Lakes Aircraft Corp. established at Cleveland late 1928, initially to build unsuccessful Miss Great Lakes 8-seater derived from Martin T4M torpedo bomber. In contrast, 2-T-1 series of sport biplanes were a smash hit, many updated examples still being built (see Barney Oldfield). Remarkably, Navy contract received for BG-1 carrier-based dive-bomber, 61 delivered from 1933. Upgraded B2G and XSG-1 amphibian remained prototypes.

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