Curtiss Teal

The Curtiss Model 57 Teal was an American monoplane amphibian designed and built by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Two versions were built, a three-seater and four-seater but only one of each was built.[1]

Model 57 Teal
Curtiss Model 57 Teal.jpg
Role Monoplane amphibian
National origin United States
Manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
First flight 1930s
Number built 2

The Teal was a monoplane amphibian with the pusher engine pod-mounted above the wing center section. It was designed for the private user, but due to the economic pressures of 1930s America only one three-seater, Teal A-1 registered N969V and a four-seater Teal B-1 registered N970V[2] were built.

VariantsEdit

Teal A-1
Three-seater variant with a 165hp (123kW) Wright J6-5 piston engine.[1]
Teal B-1
Four-seater variant with a 225hp (168kW) Wright J-6-7 piston engine.[1]

Specifications (Teal A-1)Edit

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: two passengers
  • Length: 30 ft 3 in (9.22 m)
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in (13.87 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.50 m) [3]
  • Wing area: 248 sq ft (23.03 m2) [3]
  • Empty weight: 2,135 lb (968 kg) [3]
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright J6-5 , 165 hp (123 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 99 mph (160 km/h, 86 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 85 mph (137 km/h, 74 kn)
  • Range: 450 mi (724 km, 390 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 10,400 ft (3,170 m) [3]
  • Rate of climb: 400 ft/min (2.0 m/s) [3]

See alsoEdit

Related lists

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b c Orbis 1985, p. 1,257.
  2. ^ a b "Curtiss Teal A-1". aerofiles.com. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  3. ^ a b c d e Bowers 1979, p. 220.

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