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Vought OS2U Kingfisher observation seaplane

 

OS2U-1 Kingfisher

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
OS2U-1 observer 8/1940 - 11/1942 54 5/1946 Pratt & Whitney R-985-48 engine (450 hp)
OS2U-2 158 R-985-50 engine (450 hp)
OS2U-3 1006 R-985-AN-2 engine (450 hp)
OS2N-1 300 R-985-AN-2 engine, some had R-985-AN-8

 

Modification OS2U-3

Wing span, m

10.96

Length, m

10.27

Height, m

4.60

Wings area, m2

24.40

Empty mass, kg

1514

Full flying-off mass, kg

2260
Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-2

Power, h. p.

450
Maximal speed, km/h 260
Cruise speed, km/h 191
Flying range, km 1390
Vertical speed, m/s 4.8
Maximal altitude, m 5550
Complement 2
Armament 2 x 7.6 MG, 295 kg of bombs (2 x 147-kg depth charges or bombs or mines)

OS2U-3 Kingfisher

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008