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Design and development
A contemporary of the successful Douglas O-2, it was an orthodox two seat biplane, powered by a 645 horsepower (481 kW) Wright T-3 V12 engine. The prototype, numbered 23-1254, built by Wright Aeronautical after the demise of Dayton-wright, was allocated the Wright field number P-376.
After trials at Wright Field the XO-3 was rejected and returned to Wright Aeronautical, where it saw service as an engine test-bed, primarily for the Wright R-1750 Cyclone, with the civil registration X-1087. Officially it was named Mohawk by Wright, but unofficially it received the sobriquet Iron Horse.
Data from General Dynamics Aircraft and Their Predecessors
- Crew: 2/3
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright T-3 Tornado V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 645 hp (481 kW)
- Wegg, John (1990). General Dynamics Aircraft and Their Predecessors. London: Putnam. p. 41. ISBN 9780851778334.
- Andrade, John (1979). U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials Since 1909. Earl Shilton: Midland Counties Publications. p. 137. ISBN 9780904597219.
- Eckland, K.O. "Dayton-Wright". aerofiles.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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