|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Loening Aeronautical Engineering|
|Primary user||United States Navy|
Design and development[edit | edit source]
First flown in 1931 the Loening SL was lightweight flying-boat designed to be folded up and stored on a submarine within an 8-foot space. It was a single-seat, mid-wing monoplane powered by a 110 hp (82 kW) Warner Scarab radial engine mounted above the wing driving a pusher propeller. Originally designated the XSL-1 by the Navy it was re-designated XSL-2 in 1932 when it was re-engined with a 160 hp (119 kW) Menasco B-6 engine. Only the prototype was built and it was not ordered into production.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Prototype with a Warner Scarab engine.
- Prototype re-engined with a Menasco B-6 engine.
Specifications (XSL-1)[edit | edit source]
Data from aerofiles.com
- Crew: 1
- Length: 27 ft 2 in (8.28 m)
- Wingspan: 31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)
- Gross weight: 1500 lb (680 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Warner Scarab radial engine, 100 hp (75 kW)
- Maximum speed: 100 mph (160 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 88 mph ( km/h)
- Service ceiling: 14000 ft (4268 m)
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Bibliography[edit | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Category:Loening SL.|
- Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.
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