Curtiss-Wright CW-15

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CW-15 Sedan
CW-15C Sedan N436W Creve Coeur MO 10.06.06R.jpg
CW-15C Sedan on display at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Dauster Field, Creve Coeur, Missouri in June 2006
Role Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer Curtiss-Wright
Designer Walter Burnham
First flight 1931
Number built 15

The Curtiss-Wright CW-15 Sedan was a four-seat utility aircraft produced in small numbers in the United States in the early 1930s. It was a braced high-wing monoplane with conventional tailwheel landing gear with a fully enclosed cabin, superficially resembling the Travel Air 10. At the time of the CW-15's design, Travel Air had recently been acquired by Curtiss-Wright.


Operational history[edit]

David Sinton Ingalls used a CW-15 for travel while campaigning for Governor of Ohio.[1]

Variants[edit]


Specifications (CW-15C)[edit]

Data from Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: three passengers
  • Length: 30 ft 5 in (9.27 m)
  • Wingspan: 43 ft 5 in (13.23 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
  • Wing area: 240 ft2 (22.29 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,083 lb (945 kg)
  • Gross weight: 3,281 lb (1,488 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Curtiss Challenger, 185 hp (138 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 97 mph (156 km/h)
  • Range: 525 miles (845 km)
  • Service ceiling: 12,000 ft (3,660 m)
  • Rate of climb: 600 ft/min (3.0 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skyways: 35. July 2001. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bowers 1979, p.407.
  • Bowers, Peter M. (1979). Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10029-8. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 288. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. p. File 891 Sheet 55. 


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