|  Base model:||OA-1|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1925-1947|
|  Basic role:||Observation, Amphibian|
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|  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|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| Liberty V-1650|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 425|
|  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|
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| 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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