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Sikorsky XSS
Role Naval scout flying boat
National origin United States
Manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft
First flight 1933
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 1

The Sikorsky XSS was a 2-seat amphibious flying boat built by Sikorsky for evaluation by the United States Navy in 1933, as a carrier-borne and or catapult launched scouting duties.The XSS-1 was powered by a 550 hp (410 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1340D Wasp engine in a strut mounted pod above the centre-section of the high-mounted gull-wing, forward of the cockpit which was aft of the wing.[1][2]

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  1. Andrade 1979, p. 202
  2. Eckland, K.O. (4/26/09). "Sikorsky aircraft". USA: Aerofiles.com. http://aerofiles.com/_sik.html. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 

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