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Curtiss SC Seahawk Scout Floatplane / Air-Sea Rescue Aircraft (1944)

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Despite her floatplane pedigree, the Curtiss SC Seahawk displayed fighter-like performance.

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Specifications for the
Curtiss SC Seahawk
Scout Floatplane / Air-Sea Rescue Aircraft

Focus Model: Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Production: 577

Crew: 1

Length: 36.38 ft (11.09 m)
Width: 41.01 ft (12.50 m)
Height: 18.01ft (5.49 m)
Weight (Empty): 6,321 lb (2,867 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 8,999 lb (4,082 kg)

Powerplant: 1 x Wright R-1820-62 Cyclone radial piston engine delivering 1,350 horsepower.

Maximum Speed: 313 mph (504 kmh; 272 kts)
Maximum Range: 631 miles (1,016 km)
Service Ceiling: 37,303 ft (11,370 m; 7.1 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,500 feet-per-minute (762 m/min)

Hardpoints: 2
Armament Suite:
2 x 0.50 cal (12.7mm) fixed, forward-firing heavy machine guns.

2 x 100- or 250lb general purpose bombs held underwing.

XSC-1 - Prototype Designation; two examples produced.

SC-1 - Initial Produciton Model Designation; 566 examples produced; introduced in 1944.

SC-2 - Improved two-seat SC-1; nine examples produced; appearing in 1946.

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