1917 Thomas Morse S-4 Scout 'Tommie'
The wings and empennage were kept and restored. A new S-4B fuselage was built using many parts from the prototype and the plane is being displayed as an S-4B. The Marine Corps operated a flying school at the Marine Flying Field located near Miami, FL. This Scout was painted to represent one of the nine S-4B Scouts that were delivered to the school between 1917 and 1919.
After the Tommie was delivered, we worked with the restoration staff at the NMMC to do hanging load tests and hang the aircraft in the newest museum gallery.