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Curtiss-Wright CW-3 Duckling

CW-3 Duckling
Role Two-seat amphibian flying-boat
Manufacturer Curtiss-Wright
First flight 1931
Number built 3
Unit cost
$1,250 for a CW-3L [1]
Developed from CW-1 Junior

The Curtiss-Wright CW-3 Ducking (sometimes called the Teal) was an American two-seat amphibian flying-boat developed by Curtiss-Wright from the CW-1 Junior.[2]


The Duckling was a modification of the CW-1 Junior, the fuselage had a plywood V-shaped underside added and the addition of strut-mounted pontoons.[3] The engine was mounted above the wing driving a pusher propeller, only three aircraft were built all powered by different engines. The type was not developed due to lack of funds. [3]


Prototype powered by a 90hp (67kW) Velie M-5 radial engine, one built.[2]
Variant powered by a 90hp (67kW) Lambert radial engine, one built.[2]
Variant powered by a 90hp (67kW) Warner Scarab radial engine, one built.[2]

Specifications (CL-3W)

Data from [3]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 21 ft 3 in (6.48 m)
  • Wingspan: 39 ft 6 in (12.04 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Scarab radial piston engine, 90 hp (67 kW)

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