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CURTISS SO3C-2 SEAMEW
Specifications

Type: Observation floatplane
Manufacturer: Curtiss
Primary Users:
- United States Navy
- Fleet Air Arm
Crew: 2
First Flight: October 6, 1939
Service Delivery: 1942
Retired: 1945
Number Built: 795

Powerplant:
  Model: Ranger XV-770-8
  Type: Inline liquid-cooled inverted V12
  Horsepower: 600 hp

Dimensions:
Length: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 0 in (11.58 m)
Height: 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)
Wing area: 290 ft (26.9 m)

Weights:
Empty weight: 4,284 lb (1,943 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 5,729 lb (2,599 kg)

Performance:
Maximum speed: 172 mph (277 kph)
Cruise speed: 123 mph (210 kph)
Range: 1,150 mi (1,851 km)
Endurance: 8 hours
Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,815 m)
Wing loading: 19.8 lb/ft (9.66 kg/m)
Power/mass: 0.10 hp/lb (0.17 kW/kg)

Armament:
1 .30 in forward firing M1919 Browning machine gun
1 .50 in M2 Browning machine gun in rear cockpit
2 100 lb (45 kg) bombs or 325 lb (147 kg) depth charges underwing


Curtiss SO3C Seamew 3-View Drawing

Sources:
Wikipedia
Donald, David. American Warplanes of World War II . London: Aerospace Pub., 1995. ISBN 1-874023-72-7.

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