Curtiss XF12C
1933
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Curtiss XF12C

Based on a US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics design for a two-seat fighter, the XF12C-1 all-metal parasol monoplane, ordered on 30 June 1932, featured aft-folding wings with leading-edge slats and trailing-edge flaps, and manually-operated retractable main undercarriage members. Flown in July 1933, the XF12C-1 was initially powered by a Wright R-1510-92 two-row radial rated at 625hp at 1830m. By the time the XF12C-1 was tested by the US Navy in October 1933, the Twin Whirlwind engine had been replaced by a Wright SR-1820-80 Cyclone single-row radial. With the discarding of the two-seat fighter category it was redesignated XS4C-1 in December 1933 and the XSBC-1 in January 1934 as a scout-bomber. It crashed during a preliminary demonstration on 14 June 1934, subsequently being replaced by the XSBC-2 biplane.

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Curtiss XF12CA three-view drawing (1278 x 864)


Specification 
 MODELXF12C-1
 WEIGHTS
    Empty weight1762 kg3885 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan12.65 m42 ft 6 in
    Length8.86 m29 ft 1 in
    Height3.94 m13 ft 11 in
    Wing area25.27 m2272.00 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed349 km/h217 mph
    Range1188 km738 miles

Comments
damn, 20.06.2011

It crashed during a preliminary demonstration on 14 June 1934, subsequently being replaced by the XSBC-2 biplane.

, 20.06.2011

Curtiss XF12C
1933

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