|National origin||United States|
|Primary user||US Navy|
|Number built||3 (1 AS-1, 2 AS-2)|
The Aeromarine AS was a seaplane fighter aircraft evaluated by the US Navy in the early 1920s.
Development and design[edit | edit source]
Other than the vertical stabilizer, it was configured as a conventional two-bay biplane on twin pontoons, with two seats. The sole example of the original design, designated AS-1 had an inverted fin. After evaluation testing, the Navy ordered two aircraft, designated AS-2. The AS-2 had cruciform tails and larger radiators, and ailerons on both upper and lower wings.
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Operator[edit | edit source]
Specifications (AS-1)[edit | edit source]
Data from Angelucci, 1987. pp. 35-36.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 30 ft 10 in (9.40 m)
- Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
- Height: 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
- Wing area: 386 sq ft (35.9 m2)
- Empty weight: 2,298 lb (1,042 kg)
- Gross weight: 3,233 lb (1,466 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright-Hispano E , 300 hp (220 kW)
- Maximum speed: 117 mph (188 km/h; 102 kn)
- Stall speed: 56 mph (49 kn; 90 km/h)
- Endurance: 3 h
- Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,877 m)
- Rate of climb: 750 ft/min (3.8 m/s)
References[edit | edit source]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books. pp. 35–36.
- Taylor, J. H. (ed) (1989) Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. Studio Editions: London. p. 29
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