|Role||Single-seat multirole floatplane|
|Manufacturer||Edo Aircraft Corporation|
Design and development[edit | edit source]
The Edo Aircraft Corporation was an established company that produced seaplane floats. In 1946, Edo designed its first aircraft, the Edo OSE. Two prototype aircraft (designated XOSE-1) were built and flown in 1946. The XOSE-1 was a single-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane with a single float and fixed wingtip stabilizing floats. The wings could be folded for shipboard storage. The aircraft was designed for a variety of roles including observation and anti-submarine patrols. Unusually, it was designed to carry a rescue cell on the underwing hardpoints, which would be capable of carrying a single person when used for air-sea rescue. Eight production aircraft (designated OSE-1) were built to a United States Navy order but none were accepted into service. A two-seat training conversion was carried out as the XTE-1, but production TE-2 aircraft were cancelled.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Original designation for OSE and TE single seat floatplane scouts.
- Prototypes and production single-seat aircraft re-designated from S2E-1; eight built.
- Prototype two-seat floatplane scout aircraft, two converted from OSE-1.
- Production two-seat floatplane scout aircraft, four aircraft were assigned Bureau of Aeronautics numbers (BuNos.), but production was cancelled.
- Original designation for XTE-1 conversions.
- Two-seat floatplane trainer conversions from OSE-1, two aircraft converted from the XOSE-1 prototypes.
- Developed from the TE-1, four aircraft were assigned BuNos., but production was cancelled.
Specifications (XOSE-1)[edit | edit source]
- Crew: One
- Length: 31 ft in (9.47 m)
- Wingspan: 37 ft 11 in (11.57 m)
- Height: 14 ft 11 in (4.55 m)
- Empty weight: 3,973 lb (1802 kg)
- Gross weight: 6,064 lb (2751 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Ranger V-770-8 piston engine, 550 hp (410 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 198 mph (319 km/h)
- Range: 900 miles (1448 km)
- Service ceiling: 22,300 ft (6800 m)
See also[edit | edit source]
- Arado Ar 196
- Curtiss SC Seahawk
- Vought OS2U Kingfisher
- List of military aircraft of the United States (naval)
- List of flying boats and seaplanes
References[edit | edit source]
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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