Bellanca XSOE was a prototype American scout observation floatplane built for the United States Navy by the Bellanca Aircraft Company. It was never accepted by the Navy and only the prototype was built. [1 ]
The prototype was designated XSOE-1 by the United States Navy and it first flew in 1936.
The XSOE-1 was a single-float biplane with additional floats under each wing. Powered by a 725 hp (541 kW) [2 ] Wright R-1820 radial engine, it had an enclosed cabin for a crew of two. [2 ]
Specifications [ edit ]
Data from [2 ]
Length: 34 ft 11 in (10.64 m)
Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.50 m)
Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820 , 725 hp (541 kW)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Andrade 1979, p. 224
^ a b c "Bellanca". www.aerofiles.com. 30 March 2009 . Retrieved 14 February 2012.
Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.
scout aircraft designations
1 Not assigned • 2 Assigned to a different manufacturer's type • 3 Sequence restarted