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Ryan S-C

Ryan S-C

National origin: United States
Manufacturer: Ryan
First flight: 1937
Number built: 13

The Ryan S-C (Sports-Coupe) was an American three-seat cabin monoplane designed and built by Ryan; one was impressed into service with the United States Army Air Force as the L-10.

Development

Designed as an up-market version of the Ryan S-T trainer, the S-C was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear. The prototype first flew in 1937 and had a nose-mounted 150 hp (112 kW) Menasco inline piston engine. Production aircraft were fitted with a 145 hp (108 kW) Warner Super Scarab radial engine. With the company's involvement in producing trainer aircraft for the United States military, the S-C was not seriously marketed and only 12 production aircraft were built. One example was impressed into service with the United States Army Air Force and was designated the L-10. Four examples were still flying in the United States at the start of the 21st Century.

Variants

S-C later S-C-M Prototype powered by a 150hp (112kW) Menasco C4S inline engine, one built later converted to S-C-W. S-C-W Production aircraft powered by a 145hp (108kW) Warner Super Scarab radial engine, 12 built. L-10 United States Army Air Force designation for on S-C-W impressed into service in 1942.

Operators

United States

United States Army Air Force

Specifications (S-C-W)

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Capacity: 2
Length: 25 ft 5 in (7.75 m)
Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
Powerplant: 1 x Warner Super Scarab radial engine, 145 hp (108 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 150 mph (241 km/h)
Range: 450 miles (724 km)
Service ceiling: 17200 ft (5244 m)

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing.
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