A Project of the Coast Guard Aviation Association

Model: SOC-4

Curtiss SOC-4

Curtiss SOC-4 “Seagull” (1938)

The SOC was the last of the “Curtiss biplanes in operational service” with the U.S. Navy and was designed for use as a scout aircraft for battleships and cruisers–capable of catapult operation and landing at sea. The Coast Guard acquired the final three produced by Curtiss in 1938 and these were designated as SOC-4s. They were assigned the Coast Guard call numbers V171, V172, and V173.

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