Curtiss F6C HAWK
United States (1924)
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The F6C Hawk was the US Navy and Marine model of the Armys Curtiss P-1 Hawk.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Curtiss F6C HAWK Naval Carrierborne Fighter Aircraft. Entry last updated on 1/22/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
With its origins in the Model L-18-1 (which stemmed the PW-8 US Army production fighters), the P-1 was a biplane single-engine, single-seat fighter with fixed landing gears. In the interwar years, the system would become one of the many symbols in the evolution of the aircraft during this time. Tapered-wings, wheel brakes and evermore powerful engines produced a wild amount of variants for the Curtiss company that would see the Hawk series as a frontline fighter in all the major armed services of the time.
Armed modestly with a World War One-style array of .303 caliber machine guns, the aircraft was indeed a throwback to earlier days of aerial combat. The metal body-covering was, however, a taste of things to come throughout the 1930's. With a flight ceiling of over 20,000 feet and speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour, the P-1 and F6C Hawk series was a step in the right direction for American military aviation design.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (154mph).
Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
Graph showcases the Curtiss F6C-3 HAWK's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.