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Loening XO2L
 
 Loening-XO2L
XO2L-2
 
The prototypes first flight in early 1932 led to the addition of finlets on the horizontal stabilisers. But when performanceand handling still fell below Navy expectations, the prototype was returned to the factory and subjected to modifications which included installation of a 550 hp R-1340D engine, lengthening the fuselage and pontoon three and a half feet, and enlarging the fin and rudder. Under the new designation XO2L-2, trials continued into late 1932, but Navy officials judged tha the small performance improvement over the OL-9 did not merit production.
 


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