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Curtiss Teal

Model 57 Teal

National origin: United States
Manufacturer: Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
First flight: 1930s
Number built: 2

The Curtiss Model 57 Teal is an American monoplane amphibian designed and built by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Two versions were built, a three-seater and four-seater but only one of each was built.

The Teal was a monoplane amphibian with the pusher engine pod-mounted above the wing center section. Designed for the private user, but due to the economic pressures of 1930s America only one three-seater (Teal A-1 registered N969V ) and one four-seater (Teal B-1 registered N970V) were built.


Teal A-1 Three-seater variant with a 165hp (123kW) Wright J6-5 piston engine. Teal B-1 Four-seater variant with a 225hp (168kW) Wright J-6-7 piston engine.

Specifications (Teal A-1)

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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Capacity: 2 passengers
Length: 30 ft 3 in (9.22 m)
Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in (13.87 m)
Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.50 m)
Wing area: 248 ft (23.03 m)
Empty weight: 2,135 lb (968 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Wright J6-5, 165 hp (123 kW)


Maximum speed: 99 mph (160 km/h)
Cruise speed: 85 mph (137 km/h)
Range: 450 miles (724 km)
Service ceiling: 10,400 ft (3,170 m)
Rate of climb: 400 ft/min (2 m/s)


Bowers, Peter M. (1979). Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10029 8.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.

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