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United States' Curtiss-Wright O-52 Owl reconnaissance

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Curtiss-Wright O-52 Owl reconnaissance:
United States' Curtiss-Wright O-52 Owl reconnaissance
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Curtiss-Wright O-52 Owl reconnaissance:
United States' Curtiss-Wright O-52 Owl reconnaissance
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Curtiss-Wright O-52 Owl reconnaissance:
United States' Curtiss-Wright O-52 Owl reconnaissance
John Buckley

Design

The Curtiss-Wright O-52 was an observation plane with the crew area covered with glass.1 Cameras could also be installed.1

Specifications

  Curtiss-Wright O-52
Type Reconnaissance1
Crew  
Passengers  
Engine (Type) 1: Pratt & Whitney R1340-Hi1
Cylinders Radial1
Cooling Air1
HP 5501
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 40' 9"1
Length 26' 3"1
Height 10'1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 5,580 lb1
Performance  
Speed 215 mph1
Cruising speed  
Landing speed 69 mph1
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 700 miles1
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site