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Loening S2L
 
The Loening S2L was one of three amphibian designs to be considered as possible replacements for conventional floatplanes aboard Navy cruisers. A design-for-purpose amphibian was viewed as potentially a better solution to the problem of periodically re-rigging floatplanes to wheeled undercarriage, then back to floats again.
 
Loening received a contract in 1932 to construct a single amphibian prototype as the XS2L-1. Its design followed a conventional biplane layout.
 
XS2L-1
Engine: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-985-28 Wasp Junior, 400 hp
Prop: 2 blade metal, ground adjustable
Wingspan: 34 ft 6 in
Length: 30 ft 7 in
Wing area: 355 sq.ft
Empty weight: 2833 lb
Noral gross weight: 4053 lb
MTOW: 4317 lb
Max speed: 130 mph
Ceiling: 12,400 ft
Range: 633 mi
Seats: 1
Armament: 1 x .30 mg
 
 
 
 
 


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