Stuff You Can Buy
 
 
 
Other Stuff
 
 

Curtiss O-52 Owl

The U.S. Army ordered over 200 Curtiss O-52 Owls as observation aircraft.  Experience in maneuvers indicated the Owl was not what was needed in the role.  The O-52 was the last "O" designated aircraft procured in quantity by the U.S. Army Air Forces.  The "L" designation for liaison aircraft like the Piper L-4 Grasshopper replaced the heavier observation aircraft.

The Owl was used for courier duties and submarine patrol.

 
Specifications Designations
 
Type: Observation
Engine: one 600 hp (447 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-51
Model 85: Curtiss design designation
O-52: U.S. Army observation aircraft
 
Related Pages
 
More about Curtiss Aircraft
 

page updated 11 February 2008

 

 

Use of photographs | References  | Disclaimer | Privacy

 
   

Apple iTunes

free counters

   

Kenneth W Shanaberger 2000 - 2010