Curtiss-Wright O-52 Owl

Observation Aircraft

Curtiss O-52 Owl N61241 Yanks Air Museum Chino, CA © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Curtiss O-52 Owl is a single-engine two-seat observation aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Airplane Company.
The O-52 was operated by the United States (USAAC/USAAF) und the Soviet Union.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1340-51 Wasp
Engine Power447 kW600 hp
max. Cruise Speed572 km/h309 kts
  356 mph
Speed656 km/h354 kts
  407 mph
Service Ceiling6.401 m21.000 ft
Range1.128 km609 NM
701 mi.
Empty Weight1.919 kg4.230 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.433 kg5.364 lbs
Wing Span12,43 m40 ft 9 in
Wing Area19,6 m²211 ft²
Length8,03 m26 ft 4 in
Height2,83 m9 ft 3 in
First Flight1939
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1940-1943
Total Production203
Data for (Version)Curtiss O-52

[Photo-ID: 10972] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Curtiss O-52 Owl, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) , 40-2746, c/n 14279,© Karsten Palt, 2015Curtiss
O-52 Owl
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Reg.: 40-2746
c/n: 14279
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5468] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Curtiss O-52 Owl, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) , 40-2763, c/n 14296,© Karsten Palt, 2012Curtiss
O-52 Owl
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Reg.: 40-2763
c/n: 14296
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 6314] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Curtiss O-52 Owl, , N61241, c/n 14302,© Karsten Palt, 2012Curtiss
O-52 Owl
Reg.: N61241
c/n: 14302
 
flyable
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6315] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Curtiss O-52 Owl, , N61241, c/n 14302,© Karsten Palt, 2012Curtiss
O-52 Owl
Reg.: N61241
c/n: 14302
 
flyable
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]