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Curtiss HS-2L

In the First World War, the HS family of flying boats developed by Curtiss for the USN proved to be highly successful. Following the marriage of the HS-1 hull design and the popular Liberty engine, the HS-1 was ordered into large scale production as the US Navy's standard coastal patrol flying boat. The design was then further modified with an additional 6 foot panel in the centre-wing section increasing the span from 62 to 74 foot. This increase allowed for the carriage of a heavier bomb load and the modification resulted in a new designation of HS-2L. In 1918 in order to...

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