- Three-seat amphibian flying boat.
- High-wing cantilever monoplane. Wings taper in chord and
thickness with dihedral on lower surface only. Attached directly
to the top of the hull superstructure. All-metal stressed-skin
construction. Ailerons and vacuum-operated slotted flaps have
metal frames and fabric covering.
- Basic structure is a shallow two-step boat hull with the cabin
structure built up forward and the rear portion swept up to carry the
tail-unit. All-metal structure covered with Alclad.
All-metal stabilizing floats attached to wings by single fabricated
streamline tubular struts.
- Cantilever monoplane type. Lower fin integral with the
hull. Upper fin and tailplane of all-metal stressed skin
construction. Elevators and rudder have metal frames and fabric
Gear - Retractable type. Main struts hinged to chines
of hull. Struts and wheels are raised electrically into recesses
in sides of hull superstructure. Tail-wheel at rear step.
Water-rudder aft of tail wheel.
- One 175 hp Franklin 6ALG-315 six-cylinder horizontally-opposed
air-cooled engien driving a two-blade fixed pitch wood propeller aft of
the wings and cabin. Fuel tanks in wing.
- Enclosed cabin seating three; two side-by-side in front and one
behind. Centrally-mounted wheel may be swung in front of either
seat. Dual rudder pedals. Two side doors give access to
front seats. Back of right-hand front seat folds forward to give
access to rear seat. Door on stareboard side of nose for mooring,
||36 ft (11 m)
||26 ft 6 in (8 m)
|Height (on wheels)
||8 ft 7 in (2.62 m)
||170 sq ft (15.8 m2)
||1 775 lbs (805 kg)
||825 lbs (375 kg)
||2 600 lbs ( 1 180 kg)
||15.2 lbs/sq ft (74.2 kg/m2)
||14.9 lbs/hp (6.7 kg/hp)
||125 mph (200 km/h)
||105 mph (168 km/h)
|Landing speed (w/flaps)
||53 mph (85 km/h)
|Initial rate of climb
||750 ft/min (230 m/min)
||12 000 ft (3 660 m)
||420 mi (672 km)
[From Jane's All The
World's Aircraft 1945/46]