Sikorsky XSS

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Sikorsky XSS
Sikorsky XSS-2.jpg
XSS-2
Role Naval scout flying boat
National origin United States
Manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft
First flight 1933
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 1

The Sikorsky XSS was a 2-seat amphibious flying boat built by Sikorsky for evaluation by the United States Navy in 1933, as a carrier-borne and or catapult launched scouting duties. The XSS-1 was powered by a 550 hp (410 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1340D Wasp engine in a strut mounted pod above the centre-section of the high-mounted gull-wing, forward of the cockpit which was aft of the wing.[1][2][dead link]

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  1. ^ Andrade 1979, p. 202
  2. ^ Eckland, K.O. (2009-04-26). "Sikorsky aircraft". USA: Aerofiles.com. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0 904597 22 9. 
  • Eckland, K.O. "Sikorsky aircraft". USA: Aerofiles.com. Retrieved 18 July 2012.