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