Versatility was key. For example, the SNJ was used by the Navy for gunnery training, carrier landing indoctrination and to provide all the skills needed by future Navy and Marine combat pilots to seamlessly allow them to step into single cockpit Corsairs, Wildcats, Hellcats or any aircraft then in use by the U.S. Navy. For example, Vought Corsairs had had their cockpit moved back several feet to allow more fuel to be carried, which greatly reduced the forward visibility. How to train these new Corsair pilots? A few trips around the pea patch flying the SNJ from the rear seat, which was even harder than flying the Corsair, solved the problem.