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Naval Fighters # 89: Curtiss SOC SEAGULL
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Naval Fighters # 89: Curtiss SOC SEAGULL
Each issue in this series describes an individual aircraft type. Development and testing are covered as well as its service history. It is illustrated with many photographs (most of them b/w, showing detail-images from inside and outside, photographs covering development / testing and cockpit close ups), reprints from original documents (flight and maintenance manuals), as well as detail drawings, which give a good impression of the structure and the assembly of the type. Each unit in which the type saw service is presented in booklets covering post war aircraft, while the focus of those presenting WWII-types (and the ones produced before) lies in showing their structure.

Short biograhy of the aircraft type: The Curtiss SOC Seagull was a United States single-engine scout observation biplane aircraft, designed by Alexander Solla of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation for the United States Navy. The aircraft served on battleships and cruisers in a seaplane configuration, being launched by catapult and recovered from a sea landing. The wings folded back against the fuselage for storage aboard ship. When based ashore or on carriers the single float was replaced by fixed wheeled landing gear.

Illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs, detail images, excerpts from original drawings and scale drawings.
Author: Ginter, Steve
Pages: 128
Language: English
Edition: 1
Year of publication: 2011
Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 0.44 kg
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