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Waldo.Pepper
12-02-2005, 10:18 PM
Like the title says I am looking for a book on the Curtiss Seahawk.. anyone know one?

They only made 500, but still you'd figure there would be a book or two.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/Misc/seahawk.jpg

Waldo.Pepper
12-02-2005, 10:18 PM
Like the title says I am looking for a book on the Curtiss Seahawk.. anyone know one?

They only made 500, but still you'd figure there would be a book or two.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/Misc/seahawk.jpg

Jungmann
12-03-2005, 10:23 AM
Not that I know of, and I've looked. Interesting airplane--victim of timing, trumped by on-board helicopters. Also never seen a book about the Curtiss Seamew SO2C or whatever it was.
Supposedly a collosal failure, though I've never heard why. The inline Ranger engine?

Cheers,

ElAurens
12-03-2005, 10:47 AM
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g00001/g05885.jpg

This type of aircraft has fascinated me for a very long time. The Curtiss SOC "Seagull" (pictured above) was regarded by the pilots who flew these types as the best aircraft used in the shipboard observation role. It's biplane configuration gave it excellent low speed landing characteristics which were vital to this type of aircraft.

The SOC was used in every theatre where US Navy cruisers and battleships participated up to the end of the war. They flew many types of missions, from recon, to artillery spotting, to anti submarine patrol (they could be armed with 2 325lb. depth bombs).

I know it would be semi-useless in the game, but I'd still like to have an aircraft of this type as a flyable...

Waldo.Pepper
12-03-2005, 01:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Also never seen a book about the Curtiss Seamew SO2C or whatever it was. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Easy! Didn't take a minute to find. Happy shopping.

http://www.hrunway.com/shop/index.html?target=p_242.html&lang=en-us (http://www.hrunway.com/shop/index.html?target=p_242.html&amp;lang=en-us)

SkyChimp
12-03-2005, 05:21 PM
Yes, NAVAL FIGHTERS NUMBER THIRTY EIGHT: CURTISS SC-1/2 SEAHAWK.

I have it and recommend it highly. Full of excellent photos, history and diagrams.

http://www.aviationworld.net/img/productImages/18113.jpg

Waldo.Pepper
12-03-2005, 07:56 PM
Thanks SC I found it about a hour ago too... beat me to the post. Thanks.