Curtiss-Wright CW-3 Duckling

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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 Duckling (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)[edit]

Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • 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)

See also[edit]

Related lists



  1. ^ Skyways: 66. October 1998. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d Orbis 1985, p. 1280
  3. ^ a b c "American airplanes:Curtiss-hyphen". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-23.


  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.