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Curtiss O-52 Owl


Light Observation / Reconnaissance Aircraft


Just over 200 examples of the O-52 Owl were built by the Curtiss-Wright company during the World War 2 period.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 4/23/2019






Specifications



Year:
1941
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
2
[ 203 Units ] :
Curtiss-Wright - USA
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- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
Length:
26.25 ft (8 m)
Width/Span:
40.85 ft (12.45 m)
Height:
9.84 ft (3 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Curtiss O-52 Owl production model)
Empty Weight:
4,409 lb (2,000 kg)
MTOW:
5,368 lb (2,435 kg)
(Diff: +959lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Curtiss O-52 Owl production model)
1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-51 "Wasp" 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 600 horsepower and driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Curtiss O-52 Owl production model)
Maximum Speed:
221 mph (355 kph; 192 kts)
Service Ceiling:
18,045 feet (5,500 m; 3.42 miles)
Maximum Range:
249 miles (400 km; 216 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
1,700 ft/min (518 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Curtiss O-52 Owl production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
1 x 0.30 caliber Browning machine gun in fixed, forward-firing mounting.
1 x 0.30 caliber Browning machine gun on trainable mounting as rear cockpit.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Curtiss O-52 Owl production model)
O-52 "Owl" - Base Series Designation.

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