Model Number :  VE-10
Model Name :  Bat Boat
Model Type:  Flying Boat









The VE-10 came on the scene in the summer of 1919.  It was a short-hull, pusher, biplane, flying boat powered with a Curtiss OX-5 90-hp engine, similar to those installed in the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny trainers of World War I.  It could carry three hefty people and sufficient fuel for a 2-1/2-hour flight at 80 mph at sea level, but it displayed erratic water-landing characteristics.  Vought tried to interest the Navy, but other than for some unofficial flights by naval personnel, it was not acceptable.  It also did not evoke any commercial interest and all effort was discontinued.