Curtiss F6C Hawk

Carrier-based Fighter Biplane

Curtiss F6C Hawk 1A Gulfhawk, N982V, c/n 1, National Air and Space Museum © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Curtiss F6C Hawk is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based fighter biplane aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company.
The Curtiss F6C is a development of the Curtiss P-1 for use by the US Navy and US Marine Corps.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1340-1 Wasp
Engine Power306 kW410 hp
Speed248 km/h134 kts
  154 mph
Service Ceiling6.980 m22.900 ft
Range556 km300 NM
345 mi.
Empty Weight898 kg1.980 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.438 kg3.170 lbs
Wing Span11,43 m37 ft 6 in
Wing Area23,4 m252 ft
Length6,86 m22 ft 6 in
Height3,33 m10 ft 11 in
First Flight1925
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1926-1927
Total Productionca. 75
Developed fromCurtiss P-1 Hawk
Data for (Version)Curtiss F6C-4

[Photo-ID: 10248] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Curtiss F6C Hawk 1A Gulfhawk, , N982V, c/n 1, Karsten Palt, 2014Curtiss
F6C Hawk 1A Gulfhawk
Reg.: N982V
c/n: 1
built in 1929
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