NAVY DEPARTMENT
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
WASHINGTON 25, D. C.

Op-31-X-HCM
(SC)A4-3/W
Serial 0157731

22 July 1944

CONFIDENTIAL

AVIATION PLANNING DIRECTIVE 65-A-44

From; CNO

To: ComAirPac
      ComAirLant
      Chief, BuAer

Subj: XTSF-1 Model Aircraft; designation of.

1. The design for a new torpedo-scout carrier airplane submitted by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation has been accepted.

2. The new design is a twin-engine, mid-wing, single tail airplane, essentially a modification of the F7F-2 night fighter, incorporating a fuselage change to provide for a bomb bay to carry either a torpedo or a gasoline tank. It is designed for use ashore and aboard aircraft carriers.

3. The model designation for this airplane shall be XTSF-1.

D. S. CORNWELL
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