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Loening OA-1A

Description
  Manufacturer:Loening
  Base model:OA-1
  Designation:OA-1
  Version:A
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1947
  Basic role:Observation, Amphibian
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Specifications
  Length: 34' 7" 10.5 m
  Height:12' 1" 3.6 m
  Wingspan: 45' 13.7 m
  Gross Weight: 4,998 lb 2,267 kg
  Max Weight: 5,000 lb 2,267 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Liberty V-1650
  Horsepower (each): 425

Performance
  Range: 750 miles 1,207 km
  Cruise Speed: 90 mph 144 km/h 77 kt
  Max Speed: 122 mph 196 km/h 105 kt
  Ceiling: 13,500 ft 4,114 m

Known serial numbers
26-428 / 26-442

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Frank Fraga
 Pinellas Park, FL
The Loening's photos that I have were taken at the small amphibian air base located on the Almendares River in Havana, Cuba near the old Pote bridge or "Puente Pote" no longer in existance.
These small black & white Kodak photos were dated Sept. 1st, 1939 showing my father at age 22 in his white sailor's uniform standing on the fuselage with one hand on the prop. This is also the date marking the official start of WWII as Germany launches it invasion of Poland.
My father flew the Loening as co-pilot for the famed Cuban pilot Col. Alvarez Builla.
Am just not sure of the model number on that photo. For years my father and I thought it was a Sikorsky model.
08/17/2006 @ 17:14 [ref: 13914]

 
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