Curtiss XF14C-2 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1944
Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter Prototype
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Curtiss-Wright Corporation - USA
Production Total: 1
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 37.73 feet (11.5 meters)
Overall Width: 46.00 feet (14.02 meters)
Overall Height: 16.99 feet (5.18 meters)
Weight (Empty): 10,531 lb (4,777 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 14,950 lb (6,781 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Wright XR-3350-16 18-cylinder, twin row, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 2,300 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 418 mph (673 kph; 363 knots)
Maximum Range: 1,530 miles (2,462 km)
Service Ceiling: 39,698 feet (12,100 meters; 7.52 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,700 feet-per-minute (823 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
6 x 0.50 caliber Browning heavy machine guns OR 4 x 20mm cannons in wings.
Global Operators / Customers
United States (cancelled)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
XF14C - Base Project Model Designation
XF14C-1 - Initial Prototype; fitted with Lycoming XH-2470-4 liquid-cooled inline piston engine.
XF14C-2 - Revised Prototype; fitted with Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone radial piston engine with 2 x three-bladed contra-rotating propellers.
XF14C-3 - Proposed high-altitude variant with pressurized cockpit.