Specifications for the
Curtiss SO3C Seamew
Reconnaissance / Observation Floatplane
Focus Model: Curtiss SO3C-2 Seamew
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Curtiss - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Length: 36.84ft (11.23m)
Width: 37.99ft (11.58m)
Height: 14.99ft (4.57m)
Weight (Empty): 4,284lbs (1,943kg)
Weight (MTOW): 5,730lbs (2,599kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Ranger VX-770-8 inverted V12 engine delivering 600 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 172mph (277kmh; 150kts)
Maximum Range: 1,150miles (1,851km)
Service Ceiling: 15,797ft (4,815m; 3.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/min)
1 x 0.30 (7.62mm) caliber M1919 Browning machine gun in fixed, forward-firing position.
1 x 0.50 (12.7mm) caliber M2 Browning heavy machine gun in rear cockpit position.
2 x 100lb bombs OR 2 x 325lb depth charges underwing.
1 x 500lb on centerline bomb rack (land-based Seamews).
XSO3C-1 - Prototype Designation; fitted with Ranger V-770-6 series engine.
United Kingdom; United States