Naval Aircraft Factory

 

General Info

  • Name: Naval Aircraft Factory
  • Country: USA
  • Headquarters: Philadelphia
  • Founded by:
  • Founded: Jan 1918
  • Website:

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Description

The Naval Aircraft Factory (NAF) was established by the United States Navy in 1918 at Philadelphia in order to assist in solving the problem of aircraft supply which faced the Navy Department upon the entry of the U.S. into World War I. The Army’s requirements for an enormous quantity of planes created a decided lack of interest among aircraft manufacturers in the Navy's requirements for a comparatively small quantity of aircraft. The Navy Department concluded that it was necessary to build a Navy-owned aircraft factory in order to assure a part of its aircraft supply, to obtain cost data for the Department’s guidance in its dealings with private manufacturers and to have under its own control a factory capable of producing experimental designs.

Source Naval Aircraft Factory Heavy Industries at Wikipedia.org.

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