This model represents a family of early flying boats developed in the United States in the years leading up to World War I. These airplanes were biplane flying boats powered by a single engine mounted among the interplane struts and driving a pusher propeller. The pilot and passenger sat side by side in an open cockpit. The first flight of this family of aircraft took place in 1912.
An outfit named Rogers Airlines operated a postwar fleet of ten of these Seagulls as late as 1927. Over 150 of this family of airplanes were manufactured by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company.
|Crew of Two||Wingspan: 45 feet 1 3/8 inch|
|Length: 27 feet 9 3/4 inchs||Gross Weight: 2460 Lbs|
|Engine: Curtiss OXX-3 V-8 100 hp||Empty Weight: 1860 Lbs|
Maximum speed 69 MPH