Curtiss SOC Seagull

ICAO aircraft code SOC
Manufacturer Curtiss
Country United States

The Curtiss SOC Seagull was an American single-engined scout observation seaplane, designed by Alexander Solla of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation for the United States Navy.

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Curtiss SOC Seagull specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
SOC
Manufacturer
Curtiss
Manufactured
1935 - 1940
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-18 radial engine
other: Other
Power:
600 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
143 Kts
265 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
48 Kts
Travel range:
587 Nm
1,087 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
14,900 feet
Rate of Climb:
915 feet / minute
4.65meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
2,470 Kg
5,445 lbs
Max Payload:
300 Kg
661 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
140 gallon
530 liter

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About the Curtiss SOC Seagull

The Curtiss SOC Seagull was an American single-engined scout observation seaplane, designed by Alexander Solla of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation for the United States Navy. The aircraft served on battleships and cruisers in a seaplane configuration, being launched by catapult and recovered from a sea landing. The wings folded back against the fuselage for storage aboard ship. When based ashore or on carriers the single float was replaced by fixed wheeled landing gear.

Curtiss delivered 258 SOC aircraft, in versions SOC-1 through SOC-4, beginning in 1935. The SOC-3 design was the basis of the Naval Aircraft Factory SON-1 variant, of which the NAF delivered 64 aircraft from 1940.

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