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Curtiss-Wright CA-1
Designed by the British test pilot Frank Courtney, the Curtiss CA-1 (sometimes known as the Commuter or the Courtney Amphibian), was a five-seat amphibian. The CA-1 was powered by a 365 hp (272 kW) Wright 975E-1 radial, cowled and fitted into the leading edge of the top wing driving - through an extension shaft - a pusher propeller. When Wright told Courtney that this could not be done, the Briton went to a non-Curtiss-Wright mechanical workshop and successfully assembled his design.
Possessing a metal hull and wooden wings, the CA-1 had a nose wheel landing gear and an enclosed cabin for the pilot and passengers.
The three prototypes were built at the St. Louis plant, the first flying in 1935.
CA-1 (factory number 101; registration number 13298) in January 1935 received ATC No.2-397, and CA-1 (factory number 102; registration number 11780) in September received ATC 582, aircraft of this type did not go into mass production. Only three aircraft were built and they were all sold in Japan along with the project documentation, designated LXC by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.
Engine: 1 × Wright 975E-1 (J-6-9), 365 hp (272 kW)
Wingspan: 40 ft 0 in (12.19 m)
Length: 31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)
Height: 3.65 m
Empty weight: 1352 kg
MTOW: 2109 kg
Maximum speed: 151 mph (243 km/h; 131 kn)
Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h; 109 kn)
Stall speed: 60 mph (97 km/h; 52 kn)
Range: 550 mi (478 nmi; 885 km)
Ceiling: 4267 m
Crew: one
Capacity: four passengers
Baggage: 240 lb (110 kg)

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