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Edo Aircraft Corporation
/ EDO XOSE / OSE
EDO XOSE / OSE
The Edo Aircraft Corporation was an established company that produced seaplane floats.
In 1946, Edo designed its first aircraft, the ‘Edo OSE’.
Two prototype aircraft were built and flown in 1946.
The XOSE-1 was a single-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane with a single float and fixed wingtip stabilizing floats.
The wings could be folded for shipboard storage.
The aircraft was designed for a variety of roles including observation and anti-submarine patrols.
Unusually, it was designed to carry a rescue cell on the under wing hard points, which would be capable of carrying a single person when used for air-sea rescue.
Eight production aircraft (designated XOSE-1) were built to a United States Navy order but none were accepted into service.
A two-seat training conversion was carried out as the XTE-1, but production TE-2 aircraft were cancelled.
Original designation for OSE and TE single seat floatplane scouts.
Prototypes and production single-seat aircraft redesignated from XS2E-1.
Prototype two-seat floatplane scout aircraft, two converted from XOSE-1.
Production two-seat floatplane scout aircraft, Cancelled.
Original designation for XTE-1 conversions.
Two-seat floatplane trainer conversions, two aircraft converted from the XOSE-1 prototypes.
31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)
38 ft 0 in (11.57 m)
14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)
14 ft 11 in (4.55 m) wings
4.16 m (13.6 ft) wings
237 sq ft (22.0 m2)
Tip: NACA 2409
3,973 lb (1,802 kg)
6,064 lb (2,751 kg)
1 × Ranger V-770-8 V-12 inverted air-cooled piston engine,
550 hp (410 kW)
2-bladed Hamilton Standard D601a-12,
9 ft 0 in (2.74 m) diameter constant speed airscrew
198 mph (319 km/h, 172 kn)
900 mi (1,400 km, 780 nmi)
22,300 ft (6,800 m)
2x fixed forward-firing wing-mounted 0.5in (12.7mm)
2x 350 lb (160 kg) bombs / depth charges / rescue pods.
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