By Steve Ginter
;The "Reluctant Dragon": The Curtiss SO3C Seagull/Seamew (Naval opponents sequence No forty seven) ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ,ТЕХНИКА Название: The "Reluctant Dragon": The Curtiss SO3C Seagull/Seamew (Naval combatants sequence No 47)Автор: Steve GinterИздательство: Ginter BooksISBN: 0942612477Год: 1999Страниц: 60Формат: PDF в RARРазмер: 65.77МБЯзык: английскийThe Curtiss staff nicknamed the SO3C the 'Reluctant Dragon' (reluctant to take off and continuously dragging). It summed up its dismal operational existence. It used to be under-powered, obese and suffered from being rushed into carrier with out sufficient checking out and re-engineering. it truly is significant that over seven hundred of those airplane might have been produced.Скачать: Depositfiles UploadingHotfile zero
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USN) 44 45 At left, an S03C-1 taxis onto the recovery sled of the USS Denver ClS8 in December 1942. Note that the catapult is swung out and the recovery line runs from the end of the catapult. (National Archives) Below, with the engine shut down and the aircraft riding on the sled, the pilot and observer attempt to hook the crane's cable to the S03C-1. (National Archives) At right, on 24 January 1943 the USS Denver lost two of its S03C1s. Official reports state that BuNo 4804 crashed and sank.
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Curtiss via Hal Andrews) 32 Above, S03C-1 BuNo 4872 on a factory test flight was from the second batch of -1s. The aircraft was fitted with a carrier style tail wheel. The observer's machine gun and the propeller spinner were not installed. Note the national insignia's red center has been removed. (Curtiss via Hal Andrews) Below, S03C-2 being pushed out the factory doors after completion. (Curtiss via Hal Andrews) The aircraft came off the assembly line painted blue-gray and light gray. 33 S03C-2 VERSION Externally there was little difference between the -1 and the -2.