World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Curtiss F7C Seahawk

Article Id: WHEBN0004102017
Reproduction Date:

Title: Curtiss F7C Seahawk  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Curtiss R2C, Curtiss CR, Curtiss F6C Hawk, Naval Aircraft Factory TS, Curtiss Model R
Collection: Carrier-Based Aircraft, Curtiss Aircraft, Single-Engine Aircraft, United States Fighter Aircraft 1920–1929
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Curtiss F7C Seahawk

F7C-1 Seahawk
The Curtiss XF7C-1 in June 1929
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
First flight 28 February 1927
Retired 1933
Primary user United States Marine Corps
Number built 17

The Curtiss F7C Seahawk was a carrier-capable biplane fighter aircraft of the United States Navy Marine Corps in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Contents

  • Design and development 1
  • Operational history 2
  • Variants 3
  • Operators 4
  • Specifications (F7C-1) 5
  • See Also 6
  • References 7
    • Notes 7.1
    • Bibliography 7.2

Design and development

Curtiss' Model 43 was their first aircraft designed expressly for the Navy, rather than a modified Army type. While clearly a descendant of the P-1 Hawk, its wings were constant-chord rather than tapered, and the upper wing had a slight sweepback. The engine was a 450 hp (340 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-B Wasp radial. Entirely fabric-covered, the top wing was framed with spruce, while the fuselage was built from a combination of aluminum and steel tubing, sufficiently strong to serve as a dive bomber as well as a fighter.

Operational history

The [1][2] They continued in service until 1933.

Variants

The XF7C-1 as a seaplane without the cowling.
  • XF7C-1: Prototype aircraft; one built.
  • F7C-1 Seahawk: Singe-seat fighter aircraft, main production version; 17 built.
  • XF7C-2: Single F7C-1 conversion for evaluation with the 575 hp (429 kW) Wright R-1820-1 radial engine and large-span full-span flaps.
  • XF7C-3: A demonstration prototype for China with an armament of four .30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns, I-type interplane struts, and ailerons on both the upper and lower wings rather than on just the upper wing. The type was superseded by the Model 64, F11C Goshawk.

Operators

 United States

Specifications (F7C-1)

General characteristics

Performance

Armament

See Also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Skyways, July 2001, p. 60.
  2. ^ Barrow 1981, p. 49.

Bibliography

  • Barrow, Jess C. WWII Marine Fighting Squadron Nine (VF-9M) (Modern Aviation Series). Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books Inc., 1981. ISBN 978-0-8306-2289-4.
  • Eden, Paul and Soph Moeng, eds. The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft.cover London: Amber Books Ltd., 2002. ISBN 0-7607-3432-1.
  • Jones, Lloyd S. U.S. Naval Fighters. Fallbrook, California: Aero Publishers, 1977, pp. 50–52. ISBN 0-8168-9254-7.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.