Bellanca SE

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Bellanca XSE-2.jpg
Bellanca XSE-2
Role Carrier-based scout monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Bellanca
First flight 1932
Number built 1

The Bellanca SE was an American carrier-based scout monoplane designed and built for the United States Navy by the Bellanca Aircraft Company.[1]

A side view of the XSE-2

Variants[edit]

XSE-1

The XSE-1, of 1932, was a two-seat high-wing cabin monoplane with folding wings, powered by a 650 hp (485 kW) Wright R-1820F radial engine.[2] It was not ordered into production and only one prototype (A-9186) was built, which crashed before delivery.[1]

XSE-2
The XSE-1 was re-designed with stronger structure, larger fin and powered by a Wright R-1510 14-cylinder 2-row radial engine. Reportedly re-used the serial number of the destroyed XSE-1.[3]

Specifications[edit]

Data from aerofiles.com[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
  • Wingspan: 49 ft 9 in (15.16 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820F radial engine, 650 hp (480 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 172 mph (277 km/h; 149 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 21,200 ft (6,500 m)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrade 1979, p. 220
  2. ^ a b "Bellanca". www.aerofiles.com. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Eckland, K.O. "Bellanca". aerofiles. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0 904597 22 9.