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Fleet 7 c/n 290 N724V of the Dutch Early Birds foundation in winter storage in the hangar of the foundation at Lelystad airport in The Netherlands (EHLE) on 14 January 2013. The Fleet was derived from the Consolidated Husky. After Consolidated sold its small aircraft division in 1928, Consolidated president Reuben Fleet formed the Fleet company to produce the aircraft himself. In 1929 Consolidated bought he Fleet company and made it a division of Consolidated. According to the Early Birds foundation this particular Fleet was built in 1930 by the Fleet aircraft division of Consolidated, although the FAA has it registered as a Brewster Fleet 2 built in 1946. The aircraft was converted to the Fleet 7 standard with a more powerful Kinner B5 engine in 1943. The prewar registration NC724V is still used on the aircraft in The Netherlands, but it is in the FAA register as N724V.
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