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