The Hawk II was essentially an export version of the
XF11C-2 with a Wright R-1820F-3 Cyclone rated at
710hp at 1676m and 356 litres of fuel,
the Hawk I differing in having only 189 litres of
internal fuel. Only the Hawk II was exported in quantity,
this having a mixed construction similar to that of
the F11C-2 and normally carrying an armament of twin
7.62mm machine guns. The first customer for
the Hawk II was Turkey, which began to take delivery
of 19 on 30 August 1932, Colombia following suit from
the end of October 1932 with an initial batch of four
twin-float-equipped Hawk IIs. A total of 26 float fighters of this type was delivered to Colombia by the
end of July 1934. Nine were supplied to Bolivia, of
which three had interchangeable wheel/float undercarriages;
four were delivered to Chile, 52 to China,
four to Cuba, two to Germany, one to Norway and 12 to
| Take-off weight||1758 kg||3876 lb|
| Empty weight||1317 kg||2904 lb|
| Wingspan||9.60 m||32 ft 6 in|
| Length||8.08 m||27 ft 6 in|
| Height||2.97 m||10 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||24.34 m2||261.99 sq ft|
| Max. speed||301 km/h||187 mph|
| Range||666 km||414 miles|
|Calixto Albertos, 15.11.2016|
Good morning. Please, I am writing a book on Curtiss Hawk I, No. 21 in Cuba and Len Povey. Can anyone get in touch with Les Clements?
Thank you so much
good afternoon. Could you get in touch with Clements ?.
|Walter F. Klein, 28.08.2010|
The two Export to Germany was a request from Ernst Udet for the still-secret Luftwaffe for use in dive bombing trials in 1935.
Registration D-3165 D-3166 later D-IRIS D-IRIK. The D-IRIK is now in Krakow, Poland, Muzeum Locnitwa Polskiego.
|Les Clements, 09.01.2009|
Father flew these with Len Povey in Cuba, have great photo will send
Looking for info on the above period of Cuban Aviation, one particular incident If my e mail changes please find me on Facebook Les Clements Colorado and Miami groups
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?