Curtiss-Wright CW-21B Demon Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1939
Type: Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Curtiss-Wright Corporation - USA
Production Total: 62
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 27.20 feet (8.29 meters)
Overall Width: 34.97 feet (10.66 meters)
Overall Height: 8.20 feet (2.50 meters)
Weight (Empty): 3,384 lb (1,535 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 4,497 lb (2,040 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Wright R-1820-G5 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,000 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 314 mph (505 kph; 273 knots)
Maximum Range: 631 miles (1,015 km)
Service Ceiling: 34,449 feet (10,500 meters; 6.52 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 4,500 feet-per-minute (1,372 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 0.30 caliber medium machine gun with 1 x 0.50 caliber heavy machine gun in nose
2 x 0.30 caliber machine guns in nose
2 x 0.50 caliber machine guns in nose
4 x 0.30 caliber machine guns in nose
Global Operators / Customers
Australia; China; Netherlands; United States
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
CW-21 "Demon" - Base Series Designation; original model with underwing landing gear fairings.
Model 21 - Company Designation
CW-21B - Improved CW-21 with revised flush undercarriage; hydraulically-powered flaps.
CW-22 - Two-seat variant based on the CW-21
CW-22B - Export Designation to Turkey
SNC-1 "Falcon" - US Navy designation of CW-22; used as trainer.