Planes of Fame in Chino, California operate a very unique 1930’s era aircraft in their flying collection. A Seversky AT-12 Guardsman (USAAC 2 seat advanced training version of the P-35 fighter), which is the only flying example in the world.
Seversky AT-12 Guardsman
The only flying Seversky AT-12 Guardsman
Seversky AT-12 Guardsman on the flightline at the Sunday Planes of Fame Airshow 2015
The USAAC operated 50 AT-12’s. Originally they were ordered by Sweden but an arms embargo in 1940 resulted in them being purchased by the Army (Sweden ordered 52 but only received 2 before the ban). Although intended as an advanced trainer, according to Planes of Fame most of them ended up being a fast transport for base commanders during World War Two (this one, Serial Number 483-38 was last used in this role at Lowery Air Base in Denver, Colorado).
The Seversky AT-12 Guardsman is prepared for flight