Curtiss Teal

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Model 57 Teal
Curtiss Model 57 Teal.jpg
Role Monoplane amphibian
National origin United States
Manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
First flight 1930s
Number built 2

The Curtiss Model 57 Teal was an American monoplane amphibian designed and built by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company.[1] Two versions were built, a three-seater and four-seater but only one of each was built.[1]

The Teal was a monoplane amphibian with the pusher engine pod-mounted above the wing center section. It was designed for the private user, but due to the economic pressures of 1930s America only one three-seater (Teal A-1 registered N969V [2]) and one four-seater (Teal B-1 registered N970V[2]) were built.


Teal A-1
Three-seater variant with a 165hp (123kW) Wright J6-5 piston engine.[1]
Teal B-1
Four-seater variant with a 225hp (168kW) Wright J-6-7 piston engine.[1]

Specifications (Teal A-1)[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: two passengers
  • Length: 30 ft 3 in (9.22 m)
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in (13.87 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.50[3] m)
  • Wing area: 248[3] ft2 (23.03 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,135[3] lb (968 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright J6-5, 165 hp (123 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 99 mph (160 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 85 mph (137 km/h)
  • Range: 450 miles (724 km)
  • Service ceiling: 10,400[3] ft (3,170 m)
  • Rate of climb: 400[3] ft/min (2 m/s)

See also[edit]

Related lists



  1. ^ a b c d Orbis 1985, p. 1257
  2. ^ a b c "Curtiss Teal A-1". Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Bowers 1979, p.220.