Jump to content


Curitss SO3C Seamew

Curtiss SO3C Seamew

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

Scinfaxi #1 Posted 22 December 2016 - 03:31 AM

    Senior Master Sergeant

  • Open Beta Tester
  • 698 battles
  • 304
  • [ZOUTH] ZOUTH
  • Member since:
    01-26-2012

Welcome to another addition of Warplane Wednesday, where I bring attention to rare, unique, or just left out aircraft not featured in the game currently, and give it the spotlight for all to talk about and enjoy.

 

This week is a US seaplane that was wrapped in confusion, its the Seamew!


 

The Curtiss SO3C Seamew was developed by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation as a replacement for the SOC Seagull as the United States Navy's standard floatplane scout. Curtiss named the SO3C the Seamew but in 1941 the US Navy began calling it by the name Seagull, the same name as the aircraft it replaced (the Curtiss SOC a biplane type), causing some confusion. The British Royal Navy kept the Curtiss name, (Seamew), for the SO3C that they ordered. One of the US Navy's main design requirements was that the SOC Seagull's replacement had to be able to operate both from ocean vessels with a single center float and from land bases with the float replaced by a wheeled landing gear.


 


 

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_SO3C_Seamew
 



"Did you know there are three kind of aces? Those who seek strength. Those who live for pride. And those who can read the tide of battle. Those are the three." - Larry "Pixy" Foulke (Ace Combat Zero)





Also tagged with Curtiss, SO3C, Seamew

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users