I’m currently working on the Brewster Buffalo, and starting with the best variant: the F2A-2. Reading about the Buffalo and gathering documentation has been quite interesting. The Buffalo is generally considered as a failed design, but it actually was quite a decent fighter, as the Finns amply proved !
Its bad reputation seems to owe to the fact that the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation was very poorly managed, if not outright corrupt in certain cases, and that its only operational engagement by US forces were in circumstances that made it nearly impossible for it to succeed.
What is your opinion of the Buffalo ? Was it a failed design, or was it the victim of difficult circumstances and a bad reputation ?