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O-38, U.S. Observation Aircraft


Photograph of O-38

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force


Specifications:


Crew 2
Dimensions 40' by 32' by 13'6"
12.19m by 9.75m by 4.11m
Weight 5401 lbs loaded
2450 kg loaded
Maximum speed       152 mph
245 km/h
Cruising speed
128  mph
206 km/h
Service ceiling 19,750 feet
6020 meters
Power plant 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1690 radial engine (625 hp)
Range 700 miles
1130 kilometers


The O-38 observation biplane was widely used during the 1930s and was one of the first aircraft assigned to Alaska. However, it was obsolete by the time of the Pacific War. A few were still in service for training purposes with 115 Observation Squadron at Salinas Field.


References

California State Historical Museum (accessed 2011-4-3)

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (accessed 2011-4-18)



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