Curtiss SC Seahawk

SC Seahawk picture
The SC Seahawk was developed in 1942 to replace the Curtiss Seamew and the Vought Kingfisher, which were both 1937 designs. The Seahawk was required to be convertible from a float version to a landing gear configuration and vice versa. The first production aircraft were delivered in October 1944.

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
(updated February 2009)

Curtiss SC Seahawk

Type:		scout or anti-submarine aircraft
Crew:		1: Pilot
Armament: 	two .50 cal forward firing machine guns
		up to 650 lb. of bombs

	Length:        	36' 4.5" (11.09 m)
	Height:        	12' 9" (3.89 m)
	Wingspan:      	41' 0" (12.50 m)
	Wing area:	280 sq. ft (26.01 sq. m)
	Empty Weight:  	6320 lb (2867 kg)
	Max Weight: 	9000 lb (4082 kg) max at takeoff

	No. of Engines:	1
	Powerplant:    	Wright R-1820-62 Cyclone radial
	Horsepower:	1350 hp

	Range:		625 miles (1006 km)
	Cruise Speed:   125 mph ( 210 km/h)
	Max Speed:      313 mph ( 504 km/h) at 28,600 ft
	Ceiling:       	37,300 ft (11,370 m)

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