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Curtiss SOC Seagull (SC) - Ginter Books - GI089CSN
Curtiss SOC Seagull (SC) - Ginter Books - GI089CSN


 
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Curtiss SOC Seagul. Naval Fighters 89. Book by Steve Ginter. Concise visual history of Curtiss-Wright's classic 1930s through WWII single-engined scout observation biplane. The Seagull was significant for incorporating full-span automatic wing slots in combination with hand operated upper wing flaps which combined to give improved performance need for shipboard operations. SOCs could be configured with floats or wheeled undercarriages and was capable and versatile - so much so that it replaced the failed SO3C Seamew that had been produced to supersede the OS2U Kingfisher that had previously supplanted the SOC in frontline service! Includes developmental and unit service histories, 2 pages of modeler's references, and is illustrated with more than 280 b/w photos, diagrams and technical manual illustrations, plus color photos on front (x1) and back cover (x3); 128 pages.