EDO XOSE/OSE

The Edo Aircraft Corporation was an established company that produced seaplane floats.

In 1946, Edo designed its first aircraft, using ‘Hellcat’ fuselages, 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.

Variants

A two-seat training conversion was carried out as the XTE-1, but production TE-2 aircraft were cancelled.

XS2E-1

Original designation for OSE and TE single seat floatplane scouts.

XOSE-1

Prototypes and production single-seat aircraft redesignated from XS2E-1.

XOSE-2

Prototype two-seat floatplane scout aircraft, two converted from XOSE-1.

OSE-2

Production two-seat floatplane scout aircraft, Cancelled.

XSO2E-1

Original designation for XTE-1 conversions.

XTE-1

Two-seat floatplane trainer conversions, two aircraft converted from the XOSE-1 prototypes.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)

Wingspan

38 ft 0 in (11.57 m)

Width

14 ft 6 in (4.42 m) folded

Height

14 ft 11 in (4.55 m) wings spread

4.16 m (13.6 ft) wings folded

Wing area

237 sq ft (22.0 m2)

Airfoil

Root, NACA 2417

Tip: NACA 2409

Empty weight

3,973 lb (1,802 kg)

Gross weight

6,064 lb (2,751 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Ranger V-770-8 V-12 inverted air-cooled piston engine, 550 hp (410 kW)

Propellers

2-bladed Hamilton Standard D601a-12, 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m) diameter constant speed airscrew

Performance

Maximum speed

198 mph (319 km/h, 172 kn)

Range

900 mi (1,400 km, 780 nmi)

Service ceiling

22,300 ft (6,800 m)

Armament

Guns

2x fixed forward-firing wing-mounted 0.5in (12.7mm) machine-guns

Bombs

2x 350 lb (160 kg) bombs / depth charges / rescue pods.

 

 

 

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