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Role Scout
National origin United States
Manufacturer Bellanca Aircraft Company
First flight 1936
Number built 1

The Bellanca XSOE was a prototype American scout observation floatplane built for the United States Navy by the Bellanca Aircraft Company. It was never accepted by the Navy and only the prototype was built.[1]

The prototype was designated XSOE-1 by the United States Navy and it first flew in 1936.[2] The XSOE-1 was a single-float biplane with additional floats under each wing. Powered by a 725 hp (541 kW) Wright R-1820 radial engine, it had an enclosed cabin for a crew of two.[2]

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 34 ft 11 in (10.64 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.50 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820 , 725 hp (541 kW)

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Andrade 1979, p. 224
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bellanca". www.aerofiles.com. 30 March 2009. http://aerofiles.com/_bella.html. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-22-9. 

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