Curtiss-Wright CA-1

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CA-1
RoleBiplane amphibian
National originUnited States
ManufacturerCurtiss-Wright
DesignerFrank Courtney
First flight1935
Number built3
 
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CA-1
RoleBiplane amphibian
National originUnited States
ManufacturerCurtiss-Wright
DesignerFrank Courtney
First flight1935
Number built3

The Curtiss CA-1 (sometimes knowns as the Commuter or the Courtney Amphibian) is an American five-seat biplane amphibian designed by Frank Courtney and built by Curtiss-Wright at St Louis, Missouri.[1]

Design and development

Designed by the British test pilot Frank Courtney the CA-1 was a five-seat amphibian.[1] The CA-1 was powered by a 365 hp (272 kW) Wright 975E-1 radial cowled and fitted into the leading edge of the top wing driving through an extenshion shaft a pusher propeller.[1] It had a tricycle amphibian landing gear and an enclosed cabin for the pilot and passengers.[1] Only three aircraft were built and they were all sold in Japan.[1]

Specifications

Data from [2]

General characteristics

Performance

See also

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References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 1279
  2. ^ "American airplanes - Curtiss-hypehnates". www.aerofiles.com. 16 April 2009. http://aerofiles.com/_curthyphen.html. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 

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