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Curtiss O-52 Owl

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The Army Air Corp ordered 203 O-52s for observation duties in 1940. On entry into WWII, it was determined that the a/c lacked the performance required for combat operations and was relegated to liaison duties in the US.

General:

Type: Observation

Crew: 2

Seating: 2

First Flight: 1938

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

26' 4.75"

9' 11.5"

40' 9.5"

4231 lbs.

5364 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

1

600 hp

Pratt & Whitney R-1340

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

700 miles

220 mph

169 mph

- ft/sec

23200 ft

Armament:

1x.30cal. forward firing & 1x.30-cal. rearward firing machine gun. 1x.30cal observer machinegun

     

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