The Model C two-place training seaplane was the first "all Boeing" design and the company's first financial success.
A total of 56 C-type trainers were built. Fifty-five used twin pontoons. The Model C-1F had a single main pontoon and small auxiliary floats under each wing and was powered by a Curtiss OX-5 engine.
The U.S. Navy bought 51 of the Model C trainers, including the C-1F, and the Army bought two landplane versions with side-by-side seating, designated the EA.
The final Model C was built for William Boeing and called the C-700 (the last Navy plane had been Navy serial number 699). Boeing and Eddie Hubbard flew the C-700 on the first international mail delivery from Vancouver, B.C., to Seattle, Wash., on March 3, 1919.
|First flight||Nov. 15, 1916|
|Model numbers||2, 3, 5|
|Span||43 feet 10 inches|
|Gross weight||2,395 pounds|
|Top speed||72.7 mph|
|Cruising speed||65 mph|
|Power||100-horsepower Hall-Scott A-7A engine|