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Curtiss P6E Hawk - $6.95

Curtiss P6-E HawkThe P-6Es served between 1932 and 1937 with the 1st Pursuit Group (17th and 94th PS) at Selfridge, and with the 8th Pursuit Group (33rd PS) at Langley Field, Virginia. At least one survived into 1942 in United States Army Air Forces service.

Curtiss P-6e

Curtiss P6E Hawk

Curtiss P6E Hawk

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Curtiss's P-6E Hawk was the last in a long line of biplane fighters to be delivered to the USAAC. Powered by a 600hp Curtiss inline engine, it was capable of almost 200mph, with a service ceiling of just under 25,000ft -- fairly respectable for 1931 and '32. The model shown in these photos represents a P-6E of the 17th Squadron of the 1st Pursuit Group during the time it was based at Selfridge Field in Michigan. The model was designed by Chauncy Green for Fiddlers Green.


During construction, rubber O-rings were used for all three of the tires. K&S aluminum tubing was used for the propeller shaft to allow for a spinning prop. Florist's wire was used to strengthen the wing struts, which were glued in place with cyanoacrylate (CYA) "instant" glue.




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The P-6E, a first-line pursuit aircraft of the early 1930s, was the last of the fighter biplanes built in quantity for the Army Air Corps. Originally designated the Y1P-22, it was later redesignated the P-6E because of the similarity to the other P-6 series airplanes. Although it was never used in combat, it is remembered as one of the most beautiful biplanes ever built. Despite its excellent performance, only 46 P-6Es were ordered because of the shortage of funds for the Air Corps during the austere days of the depression.

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This P-6E appears in the colors and markings of the airplane assigned in 1933 to Captain Ross G. Hoyt, Commanding Officer of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, based at Selfridge Field, Michigan. As far as is known, it is the only original P-6E still in existence. It was donated by Mr. Edward S. Perkins of Anniston, Alabama, and restored by the Department of Aviation Technology, Purdue University in 1963.

 


curtiss hawk p6e p-6eThe P-6E was one of the last of the fighter biplanes built in quantity for the Army Air Corps. Originally designated the Y1P-22, it was redesignated P-6E because of its similarity to other P-6 series airplanes. Although it was never used in combat, it is remembered as one of the most beautiful biplanes ever built. Despite its excellent performance, only 46 P-6Es were ordered because of the shortage of funds for the Air Corps during the austere days of the Depression.

The P-6E at the USAF Museum appears in the colors and markings of the airplane assigned in 1933 to Captain Ross G. Hoyt, Commanding Officer of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, based at Selfridge Field, Michigan. It was restored by the Department of Aviation Technology of Purdue University in 1963.



Curtiss Hawk p6e p-6e p6-eCurtiss's P-6E Hawk was the last in a long line of biplane fighters to be delivered to the USAAC. Powered by a 600hp Curtiss inline engine, it was capable of almost 200mph, with a service ceiling of just under 25,000ft -- fairly respectable for 1931 and '32. The model shown in these photos represents a P-6E of the 17th Squadron of the 1st Pursuit Group during the time it was based at Selfridge Field in Michigan.

During construction, rubber O-rings were used for all three of the tires. K&S aluminum tubing was used for the propeller shaft to allow for a spinning prop. Florist's wire was used to strengthen the wing struts, which were glued in place with cyanoacrylate (CYA) "instant" glue.

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Assembly Details for the Curtiss P-6e Hawk

Specifications for the Curtiss P-6E Hawk

3 View of the Curtiss P-6e Hawk Length: 25 ft 2 in
Wingspan: 31 ft 6 in
Height: 8 ft 10 in
Wing area: 252 ft²
Empty weight: 2,669 lb
Max takeoff weight: 3,436 lb
Powerplant: 1× Curtiss V-1570C
Conqueror liquid-cooled
V12 engine, 700 hp

Performance
Maximum speed: 204 mph
Cruise speed: 167 mph
Range: 285 mi
Service ceiling: 24,700 ft
Rate of climb: 2.480 ft/min

Armament
2 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns
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