F6C Hawk
Curtiss F6C-1 - Model 34
Role Carrier-borne or land-based fighter
Manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Introduction 1925
Primary users United States Navy
United States Marine Corps
Produced 1927
Number built 75

The Curtiss F6C Hawk was a late 1920s American naval biplane fighter aircraft. It was part of the long line of Curtiss Hawk airplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company for the American military.

Originally designed for land-based use, the Model 34C was virtually identical to the P-1 Hawk in United States Army Air Corps service. The United States Navy ordered nine, but starting with the sixth example, they were strengthened for carrier-borne operations and redesignated Model 34D. Flown from the carriers Langley and Lexington from 1927–30, most of the later variants passed to Marine fighter-bomber units, while a few were flown for a time as twin-float floatplanes.

Operators

Variants

F6C racing plane.
The XF6C-6

Specifications (F6C-4)

Curtiss F6C-4 3-view drawing from L'Aéronautique October,1927

Data from United States Navy Aircraft since 1911[2]

General characteristics

Performance

Armament

See also

Related development

References

  1. ^ Pearce, William (25 February 2015). "Curtiss XF6C-6 Navy Racer". oldmachinepress.com. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  2. ^ Swanborough and Bowers 1976, p. 130.
  3. ^ Lednicer, David. "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". m-selig.ae.illinois.edu. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  • Eden, Paul and Soph Moeng. The complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. London:Amber Books, 2002.
  • Swanborough, Gordon and Peter M. Bowers. United States Navy Aircraft since 1911. London:Putnam, Second edition, 1976. ISBN 0-370-10054-9.