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Curtiss 85 / O-52 Owl

 

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The 1938 Owl was designed as an observation aircraft. First flown in 1940 the US Army Air Corp ordered 203 but performance was lacking and they were redesignated as coastal sub hunter and liaison aircraft.

Engine: Pratt & Whitney R 1340-51 Wasp, 592 hp
Length: 26.345 ft / 8.03 m
Height: 9.285 ft / 2.83 m
Wingspan: 40.781 ft / 12.43 m
Wing area: 210.436 sq.ft / 19.55 sq.m
Max take off weight: 5364.8 lb / 2433.0 kg
Weight empty: 4231.4 lb / 1919.0 kg
Max. speed: 191 kts / 354 km/h
Cruising speed: 167 kts / 309 km/h
Service ceiling: 20997 ft / 6400 m
Wing load: 25.42 lb/sq.ft / 124.0 kg/sq.m
Range: 609 nm / 1127 km
Crew: 2
Armament: 2x cal.30 MG (7,62mm)

 


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