Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
XSO3C-1 - Prototype Designation; fitted with Ranger V-770-6 series engine.
SO3C-1 ("Seagull") - Initial Production Model Designation; based on Curtiss Model 82A; fitted with Ranger V-770-6 series engine; 300 examples produced.
SO3C-2 - Navalized Variant; fitted with arrestor gear; underfuselage bomb rack; 456 examples produced; based on the Curtiss Model 82B.
SO3C-2C "Seamew 1" - Lend-Lease Royal Navy models; improved engine; hydraulic brakes.
SO3C-1B - Intended Lend-Lease Models for Royal Navy.
SO3C-1K - Radio-Controlled Target Drones
"Queen Seamew" - Royal Navy Designation for SO3C-1K models.
SO3C-3 - Lighter operating weight; fitted with more powerful SGV-770-8 engine; 39 examples produced.
SOR-1 - Proposed SO3C-3 variant with arrestor gear; would have included production from Ryan Aeronautical Corporation; cancelled.
Model 82A - Curtiss Company Designation of SO3C-1 production models.
Model 82B - Curtiss Company Designation of SO3C-2 production models.
Model 82C - Curtiss Company Designation of SO3C-1B Lend-Lease Models.
Model 82C - Curtiss Company Designation of proposed SO3C-3 improved production models.