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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 | Edited: 4/23/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1941
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Manufacturer(s): Curtiss-Wright - USA
Production: 203
Crew: 2
Length: 26.25 ft (8 m)
Width: 40.85 ft (12.45 m)
Height: 9.84 ft (3 m)
Weight (Empty): 4,409 lb (2,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 5,368 lb (2,435 kg)
Power: 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.
Speed: 221 mph (355 kph; 192 kts)
Ceiling: 18,045 feet (5,500 m; 3.42 miles)
Range: 249 miles (400 km; 216 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,700 ft/min (518 m/min)
Operators: Brazil; Soviet Union; United States






Armament



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.

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Variants / Models



• O-52 "Owl" - Base Series Designation.
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