Ryan YO-51 Dragonfly

I haven't found any non-copyrighted photos of the O-51,
but here's two photolinks on the Aerofiles website:

Photo link #1
Photo link #2

Debutting in 1940, Ryan's Dragonfly was an observation/liason aircraft that (thanks to the full-span flaps on its parasol wing) could perform in the STOL (Short TakeOff and Landing) role. Except for its very cylinderical fuselage, the Dragonfly somewhat resembled the German Storch. The US Army gave it the designation O-51, but with only three examples being built, it never proceeded beyond the YO-51 designation.


Ryan YO-51 Dragonfly

Type:		observation aircraft
Crew:		2: Pilot, observer
Armament: 	N/A

	Length:        	N/A 
	Height:        	N/A 
	Wingspan:      	52' 0" 
	Wing area:	N/A
	Empty Weight:  	4206 lb 
	Max Weight: 	N/A

	No. of Engines:	1
	Powerplant:    	Pratt & Whitney R-985-21 radial
	Horsepower:	440 hp

	Range:		N/A
	Cruise Speed:   N/A
	Max Speed:      N/A
	Ceiling:       	N/A

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