Curtiss-Wright SOC Seagull
Entered service in 1935. The first order was for 135 SOC-1 models, which was followed by 40 SOC-2 models for landing operations and 83 SOC-3s. A variant of the SOC-3 was built by the Naval Aircraft Factory and was known as the SON-1. By 1941, most battleships had transitioned to the Vought OS2U Kingfisher and cruisers were expected to replace their aging SOC.
Curtiss Model 82A.
Built unitl 1940 Model 71 Seagull. Built after 1940 Curtiss Model 82B.
SO3C-2C Seagull (Seamew I)
Transferred to Royal Navy as Seamew I
Built unitl 1940 Model 71 Seagull. Built after 1940 Curtiss Model 82C.
Curtiss Model 82B.
Curtiss SOC-3A / SOC-4
Curtiss -Wright Corporation Model 71 Seagull. (SOC-4s taken over from U. S. Coast Guard).
Curtiss XSO3C-1 Seagull
Curtiss Model 82.
The SOC-3 design was the basis of the Naval Aircraft Factory (NAF) SON-1 variant. The NAF delivered 64 aircraft from 1940.
Crew Two (pilot and observer)
Engine Pratt & Whitney R-1340-22 radial engine, 550 hp (410 kW)
Span 36 ft 0 in (10.98 m)
Length 31 ft 1 in (9.48 m)
Height 14 ft 9 in
Maximum Speed 165 mph
Range 675 miles
Armament 1 x 50 caliber Machine Gun (nose) 1 x 30 caliber (rear)
Bombload 650 lbs