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Re: Ryan SOR-1 production cancelled...

March 3 2012 at 10:13 PM
Nelson  (no login)


Response to Ryan SOR-1 production cancelled - SOC production

> The Ryan SOR-1 was to be a variant of the SO3C Seamew, not the SOC Seagull. >

Interesting.

> at 165 >

Page number? Current cost at Amazon?

> X03C-1 prototype 1 >

Redesignated the XSOC-1 on March 23, 1935, probably to avoid confusion with the SOC's would-be successor.

Peter Bowers, Curtiss Aircraft, 1907-1947 (London: Putnam & Sons, Ltd., 1979), pp. 341, 345.

Also probably not kosher to include this aircraft in the final production number, as a couple of other experimental aircraft were offshoots of regular production types, also not counted. I say for production aircraft, USN 322; USCG 3.

> SOC Seagull production by Curtiss and the Naval Aircraft Factory ended in 1938. >

From what I've read, the first SON-1 aircraft was completed in 1939, with the most of the order done in 1940. For example, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_SOC_Seagull

including the photo array at the bottom of this Wiki site.

 
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