National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
|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
|Service ceiling||19,750 feet
|Power plant||1 Pratt & Whitney R-1690 radial engine (625 hp)|
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.
California State Historical Museum (accessed 2011-4-3)
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (accessed 2011-4-18)
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