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Burgess HT 2 Speed Scout

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Top speed  153 km/h
Length  6.78 m
Wingspan  10 m
Manufacturer  Burgess Company
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The Burgess HT-2 Speed Scout was an experimental United States observation/fighter seaplane.

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Development and design

The Speed Scout's airframe was made of wood with a fabric covering, except for the engine cowling which was aluminum. The aircraft was powered by a Curtiss OXX-2 engine. Despite being underpowered, 8 were purchased by the US Navy in 1917 following demonstration flights on 19 May 1917.

Specifications

Data from Angelucci, 1987. pp. 93-94.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 4 in (10.46 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Curtiss OXX-2, 100 hp ( kW)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 95 mph (153 km/h)
  • Endurance: 2 hours  30 min
  • References

    Burgess HT-2 Speed Scout Wikipedia


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