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Curtiss SOC from LIFE magazine resources

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:32 pm
by mattrix10
Here are some nice pictures of Curtiss SOC floatplanes operated from some unknown cruiser.
catching ammo box
top view
tail close up
on the catapult 1
on the catapult 2
on the catapult 3
on the catapult 4
on the catapult 5
on the catapult 6
on the catapult 7
on the catapult 8
on the catapult 9
on the catapult 10
towed out of the hangar 1
towed out of the hangar 2
towed out of the hangar 3
towed out the hangar 4
stowed in the hangar 1
stowed in the hangar 2
stowed in the hangar 3
landing 1
landing 2
catapult launch 1
catapult launch 2
right float

Other pictures, not included in this post, suggest that the cruiser was transferring war materiel then (June 1941) as the B-26 fuselages are visible strapped to the deck, but I could not find the correct name of this ship.

Re: Curtiss SOC from LIFE magazine resources

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:23 pm
by TASSE
Thank you mattrix, there is enough detail in these pics to do a detailed 3 view for me to compose for my web site later on this year.

Cheers TASSE.

Re: Curtiss SOC from LIFE magazine resources

PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:45 am
by TASSE
Here is the prototype, 03C-1X. Note the leading edge slots, open cockpits & stainless steel amphibious float.

Image

TASSE.