On 18 June 1928, the USAAC placed a contract with
Curtiss for one prototype of the XP-10 single-seat
fighter powered by a 600hp V-1570-17 Conqueror
engine. Of mixed construction with fabric-covered
steel-tube fuselage and plywood-covered wooden
wings, the XP-10 placed emphasis on aerodynamic
cleanliness and utilised surface evaporation wing
radiators and a gulled upper wing. Delivered in August
1928, the XP-10 was tested until October 1930, but continuous
problems with the cooling system prevented
|A three-view drawing (1280 x 932)|
| Take-off weight||1803 kg||3975 lb|
| Empty weight||1379 kg||3040 lb|
| Wingspan||10.06 m||33 ft 0 in|
| Length||7.47 m||25 ft 6 in|
| Height||2.64 m||9 ft 8 in|
| Max. speed||307 km/h||191 mph|
| Range||742 km||461 miles|
continuous problems with the cooling system prevented further development.
|Leo Rudnicki, 20.05.2009|
Missing in this timeframe is the classic Curtiss Robin, famous for the trans-Atlantic flight of Wrongway Corrigan.
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