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Curtiss Hawk II

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 Thailand.

Curtiss Hawk II

  Take-off weight1758 kg3876 lb
  Empty weight1317 kg2904 lb
  Wingspan9.60 m32 ft 6 in
  Length8.08 m27 ft 6 in
  Height2.97 m10 ft 9 in
  Wing area24.34 m2261.99 sq ft
  Max. speed301 km/h187 mph
  Range666 km414 miles

Calixto Albertos, e-mail, 15.11.2016 01:59

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
Calixto Albertos


Calixto, e-mail, 19.10.2016 21:22

good afternoon. Could you get in touch with Clements ?.


Walter F. Klein, e-mail, 28.08.2010 19:57

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, e-mail, 09.01.2009 05:37

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


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