Название: The "Reluctant Dragon": The Curtiss SO3C Seagull/Seamew (Naval Fighters Series No 47)
Автор: Steve Ginter
Издательство: Ginter Books
Формат: PDF в RAR
The Curtiss employees nicknamed the SO3C the 'Reluctant Dragon' (reluctant to take off and always dragging). It summed up its dismal operational life. It was under-powered, overweight and suffered from being rushed into service without adequate testing and re-engineering. It is incredible that over 700 of these aircraft could have been produced.