Curtiss SO3C Seamew

ICAO aircraft code SO3C
Manufacturer Curtiss
Country United States

The Curtiss SO3C Seamew was developed by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation as a replacement for the SOC Seagull as the United States Navy’s standard floatplane scout.

Specifications

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Curtiss SO3C Seamew specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
SO3C
Manufacturer
Curtiss
Manufactured
1941 - 1943
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Ranger V-770-6
Piston
Power:
600 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
150 Kts
278 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
48 Kts
Travel range:
1,000 Nm
1,852 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
15,800 feet
Rate of Climb:
915 feet / minute
4.65meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
2,599 Kg
5,730 lbs
Max Payload:
300 Kg
661 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
80 gallon
303 liter

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About the Curtiss SO3C Seamew

The Curtiss SO3C Seamew was developed by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation as a replacement for the SOC Seagull as the United States Navy’s standard floatplane scout. Curtiss named the SO3C the Seamew but in 1941 the US Navy began calling it by the name Seagull, the same name as the aircraft it replaced (the Curtiss SOC a biplane type), causing some confusion. The British Royal Navy kept the Curtiss name, (Seamew), for the SO3Cs that they ordered. One of the US Navy’s main design requirements was that the SOC Seagull’s replacement had to be able to operate both from ocean vessels with a single center float and from land bases with the float replaced by a wheeled landing gear.

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