Curtiss CA-1 Commuter.jpg
Role Biplane amphibian
National origin United States
Manufacturer Curtiss-Wright
Designer Frank Courtney
First flight 1935
Number built 3

The Curtiss CA-1 (sometimes known as the Commuter or the Courtney Amphibian) was an American five-seat biplane amphibian designed by Frank Courtney and built by Curtiss-Wright at St Louis, Missouri.[1]

Design and development

Designed by the British test pilot Frank Courtney, the CA-1 was a five-seat amphibian.[1] The CA-1 was powered by a 365 hp (272 kW) Wright 975E-1 radial, cowled and fitted into the leading edge of the top wing driving - through an extension shaft - a pusher propeller.[1] It had a tricycle amphibian landing gear and an enclosed cabin for the pilot and passengers.[1] Only three aircraft were built and they were all sold in Japan,[1] designated Curtiss-Wright LXC (Navy Experimental Type C Amphibious Transport) by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.[2]


Data from Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947[3]

General characteristics


See also

Related lists



  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 1279
  2. ^ "Japanese Navy Aircraft".
  3. ^ Bowers, Peter M. (1979). Curtiss aircraft, 1907-1947. London: Putnam. pp. 396–397. ISBN 0370100298.
  4. ^ Flight 1934 p821
  5. ^ Lednicer, David. "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Retrieved 16 April 2019.