Curtiss SBC Helldiver

March 22, 2017 PE Matt 0

The Curtiss SBC was derived from the prototype XF12C fighter, which was a monoplane with a high mounted parasol wing. This design proved to be extremely flawed when the mission of the XF12C was changed […]

Curtiss-Wright CW-22 Falcon

October 25, 2016 PE Matt 0

The Curtiss-Wright CW-22 was an advanced trainer and sometime reconnaissance aircraft, developed from the company’s CW-19 and the CW-21 Demon designs. Unlike these aircraft, however, the CW-22 was a 2-seat machine. Designed as an advanced […]

Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon

December 9, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Curtiss-Wright CW-21 was privately designed by the company in order to fulfil a perceived need for lightweight, fast-climbing interceptors on the international market. The USAAF had no need for aircraft of this type, so […]

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk

September 26, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Curtiss P-40 was a development of the company’s older P-36 Hawk design. The tenth P-36 was modified to replace the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radial engine with a more streamlined Allison V-1710 inline engine. […]

Curtiss SOC Seagull

September 21, 2015 PE Matt 0

Ordered in 1933 as the primary reconnaissance seaplane for the surface fleet, the Curtiss SOC Seagull went on to have a long career with the US Navy. Originally it was designed for ‘observation’ only, in […]

Curtiss P-36 Hawk

September 20, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Curtiss P-36 Hawk was designed as part of a competition to replace the P-26 Peashooter. In that competition the P-36 actually lost out to the Seversky P-35, but was nevertheless ordered in limited quantities […]

Curtiss Hawk 75

Curtiss Hawk 75

May 21, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Curtiss Hawk 75 was a private design of the company, produced in response to a requirement for a modern fighter to replace the Boeing P-26. It was ordered into production in limited numbers as […]

Curtiss Model 68 Hawk III

March 18, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Hawk III that flew over the skies of Shanghai was an export model of the Curtiss BF2C-1 Goshawk, one of many aircraft in the Curtiss ‘Hawk’ series. The Goshawk was designed for a combined […]