Sikorsky S-32

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S-32
Sikorsky S-32 single engine aircraft.jpg
Role Utility
National origin United States
Manufacturer Sikorsky
First flight 1926
Introduction 1926
Number built 1

The Sikorsky S-32 was an American single engine aircraft built by the Sikorsky Manufacturing Corporation in 1926.

Design and development[edit]

The S-32 was a large single-bay sesquiplane using parallel interplane struts and bracing wires with three open cockpits, the rearmost cockpit for a pilot and two forward cockpits capable of holding two passengers each. The fuselage and wing were constructed from metal and covered with fabric. Powered by a 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) Liberty L-12 water-cooled V-12, it was built for the Andean National Corporation to explore Colombia and served as a floatplane fitted with pontoons.[1][2]

Specifications (S-32)[edit]

Data from 1000aircraftphotos[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Length: 36 ft (11 m)
  • Upper wingspan: 58 ft 4 in (17.78 m)
  • Lower wingspan: 38 ft (12 m)
  • Empty weight: 3,300 lb (1,497 kg)
  • Gross weight: 5,400 lb (2,449 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Liberty L-12 water-cooled 45° V-12, 400 hp (300 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 133 mph (214 km/h; 116 kn)
  • Stall speed: 40 mph (64 km/h; 35 kn)
  • Endurance: 4 hours
  • Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,900 m)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "No. 9110 Sikorsky S-32 (c/n 1)". 1000aircraftphotos.com. 1000 Aircraftphotos. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sikorsky S-32". www.aerofiles.com. Aerofiles. 11 October 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2017.