Curtiss F11C / BF2C Goshawk (Hawk II / III)

Fighter Bomber Biplane

Curtiss Hawk III, Royal Thai Air Force, KH10, Royal Thai Air Force Museum Bangko © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Curtiss F11C Goshawk / Hawk II and BF2C Goshawk / Hawk III is a series of single-engine single-seat fighter bomber biplane aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company later Curtiss-Wright Airplane Company.
The Curtiss BF2C (Model 67) and the Hawk III (Model 68) differ from the F11C (Model 64) and the Hawk II by having a retractable landing gear. The Hawk II which was the export variant of the Curtiss F11C was sold to Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Germany (2), Siam (Thailand) and Turkey. Customers for the Hawk III (export variant of the BF2C Goshawk) were Argentina, Siam and Turkey.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright SR-1820-78 Cyclone
Engine Power522 kW700 hp
Speed326 km/h176 kts
  203 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Rate of climb716 m/min2350 ft/min
Range833 km450 NM
518 mi.
Empty Weight1.378 kg3.038 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.874 kg4.131 lbs
Wing Span9,60 m31 ft 6 in
Wing Area24,3 m262 ft
Length6,88 m22 ft 7 in
Height2,96 m9 ft 9 in
First Flight1932
Production Statusout of production
Total Production> 250
Developed fromCurtiss F6C
Data for (Version)Curtiss F11C-2

[Photo-ID: 11582] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Curtiss Hawk II, , D-IRIK, c/n H.81, Karsten Palt, 2015Curtiss
Hawk II
Reg.: D-IRIK
c/n: H.81
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 11583] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Curtiss Hawk II, , D-IRIK, c/n H.81, Karsten Palt, 2015Curtiss
Hawk II
Reg.: D-IRIK
c/n: H.81
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 6413] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Curtiss Hawk III, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), KH10, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
Hawk III
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: KH10
 
last surviving Curtiss Hawk III
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6414] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Curtiss Hawk III, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), KH10, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
Hawk III
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: KH10
 
last surviving Curtiss Hawk III
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]