Specifications

U.S. Navy Bureau Numbers
• XN3N-1: 9991
• N3N-1: 0017 to 0101; 0644 to 0723; and 0952 to 0966
• XN3N-2: 0265
• XN3N-3: 0020
• N3N-3: 1759 to 1808; 1908 to 2007; 2573 to 3072; 4352 to 4517

Airframe:

• Wing Span: 34.00 feet (10,36 meters)
• Length (N3N-1): 28.33 feet (8,63 meters); (N3N-3): 25.50 feet (7,77 meters)
• Height (N3N-1): 13.33 feet (4,06 meters); (N3N-3)`: 11.83 feet (3,61 meters)
• Wing Area: 305 square feet (28,34 square meters)
• Empty Weight (N3N-3): 2,090 pounds (948 kilograms)
• Maximum Weight (XN3N-1 with wheels): 2,636 pounds (1195 kilograms); (XN3N-1 with floats): 2,770 pounds (1256 kilograms); (N3N-3 with wheels): 2,802 pounds (1271 kilograms); (N3N-3 with floats): 2,940 pounds (1334 kilograms)
• Maximum Speed (N3N-1): 114 mph (99 knots or 183 km/h); (N3N-3): 126 mph (109 knots or 203 km/h)
• Service Ceiling (N3N-1): 11,500 feet (3505 meters); (N3N-3): 15,200 feet (4633 meters)
• Crew: 2 (instructor and student)
• Normal Range (N3N-3): 470 miles (756 kilometers)

Powerplant:

The first 110 N3N-1 aircraft were supplied with the Wright built nine cylinder 220HP R-790-8 (Whirlwind J5-9). The remaining 70 were supplied with the Wright built seven cylinder 235HP R-760-2 (Wright Whirlwind J6-7).

The prototype (and only) N3N-2 was flown with a Wright built R-760-8.

All N3N-3 aircraft left the Naval Aviation Factory with the NAF built R-760-2. These are license-built versions of the Wright Whirlwind J6-7 engine.

The N3N was supplied with an inertial starter. There is a good YouTube video of the start sequence here (thanks to N3NJeff for posting!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNlQ_IZh6o