Ryan S-C

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Ryan S-C
Ryan SCW-145 (NC18914) - 1.jpg
Ryan SCW-145
Role Three-seat cabin monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Ryan
First flight 1937
Number built 13

The Ryan S-C (Sports-Coupe) was an American three-seat cabin monoplane designed and built by Ryan; one was impressed into service with the United States Army Air Forces as the L-10.

Development[edit]

The Ryan S-C was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear, designed to be an up-market version of the Ryan S-T trainer. The prototype first flew in 1937, and had a nose-mounted 150 hp (112 kW) Menasco inline piston engine. Production aircraft were fitted with a 145 hp (108 kW) Warner Super Scarab radial engine. With the company's involvement in producing trainer aircraft for the United States military, the S-C was not seriously marketed, and only 12 production aircraft were built. One example was impressed into service with the United States Army Air Forces, and was designated the L-10. At the start of the 21st Century, four examples were still airworthy in the United States.

Ryan SCW-145

Variants[edit]

S-C later S-C-M
Prototype powered by a 150hp (112kW) Menasco C4S inline engine, one built later converted to S-C-W.
S-C-W
Production aircraft powered by a 145hp (108kW) Warner Super Scarab radial engine, 12 built.
L-10
United States Army Air Forces designation for one S-C-W impressed into service in 1942.
Later Modifications
Two SC-Ws exist with a horizontally opposed 6-cylinder Continental engine. One was modified from a radial-powered SC-W, and one was built with the 6-cylinder engine after WWII using spare airframe parts from the original pre-WWII production run.

Operators[edit]

 United States

Specifications (S-C-W)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 2
  • Length: 25 ft 5 in (7.75 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Super Scarab radial engine, 145 hp (108 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 mph (241 km/h)
  • Range: 450 miles (724 km)
  • Service ceiling: 17200 ft (5244 m)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. 
  • Aerofiles

External links[edit]

Media related to Ryan SCW at Wikimedia Commons