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Curtiss 57 Teal
 
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In the late 20s, the Curtiss Airplane and Motor Company developed a Model 57 Teal multi-purpose flying boat. The first A-1 version was completed in 1929.
 
It was a three-seater with the pusher engine pod-mounted above the wing centre section, equipped with a Wright J-6-5 Whirlwind engine with a power of 165 hp (123 kW).
 
In 1930, the boat passed flight tests and received a registration N969V. In the same year, the construction of a four-seater B-1 version with a Wright J-6-7 engine with a capacity of 225 hp (168 kW) was started.
 
Orders for A-1 did not arrive, and then the financial crisis broke out in the USA, as a result of which the company had to stop working on several projects, one of which was Teal. The four-seater B-1 was never completed, although it received a registration number N970V.
 
Teal A-1
Engine: 1 × Wright J6-5, 165 hp (123 kW)
Length: 30 ft 3 in (9.22 m)
Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in (13.87 m)
Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.50 m)
Wing area: 248 ft2 (23.03 m2)
Empty weight: 2,135 lb (968 kg)
Maximum speed: 99 mph (160 km/h)
Cruise speed: 85 mph (137 km/h)
Range: 450 miles (724 km)
Service ceiling: 10,400 ft (3,170 m)
Rate of climb: 400 ft/min (2 m/s)
Crew: one
Capacity: two passengers

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