Model Airplane News
December, 1946

Model Airplane News Cover for December, 1946 by Jo Kotula Edo XOSE-1 Scout Floatplane

Edo XOSE-1 Scout Floatplane
Model Airplane News Cover Art for December, 1946
by Jo Kotula
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The OSE (Observation Scout, Edo) was a 1940s American single-seat multi-role floatplane designed and manufactured by the Edo Aircraft Corporation.

The Edo XOSE-1 Scout Floatplane      The Edo XOSE-1 Scout Floatplane

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The Edo Aircraft Corporation was an established company that produced seaplane floats. In 1946, Edo designed its first aircraft, the Edo OSE. Two prototype aircraft (designated XOSE-1) were built and flown in 1946. The XOSE-1 was a single-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane with a single float and fixed wingtip stabilizing floats. The wings could be folded for shipboard storage. The aircraft was designed for a variety of roles including observation and anti-submarine patrols. Unusually, it was designed to carry arescue cell on the underwing hardpoints, which would be capable of carrying a single person when used for air-sea rescue. Eight production aircraft (designated OSE-1) were built to a United States Navy order but none were accepted into service. A projected two-seat training conversion was proposed (as the XTE-1).

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