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Curtiss SOC / SON Seagull observation seaplane

 

SOC-3 Seagull

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
SOC-1 observer 11/1935 - 8/1939 135 11/1946 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-18 engine (600 hp)
SOC-3 83 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-22 engine (600 hp), interchangeable chassis
SON-1 44 ---

 

Modification SOC-3

Wing span, m

10.97

Length, m

8.08

Height, m

4.50

Wings area, m2

31.77

Empty mass, kg

1718

Full flying-off mass, kg

2466
Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-22

Power, h. p.

600
Maximal speed, km/h 266
Cruise speed, km/h 214
Flying range, km 1086
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 4540
Complement 2
Armament 2 x 7.6 MG, 295 kg of bombs (2 x 147-kg depth charges)

SOC-3 Seagull

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008