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CURTISS P-2

Posted 11/2/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Curtiss P-2
Curtiss P-2 Hawk with the original turbo-supercharger. Alternate designation was XP-431. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The Curtiss P-2 Hawk was essentially a Curtiss P-1 modified with a V-1400 engine with an exhaust-driven turbo-supercharger. There were five P-2 aircraft built (S/N 25-420 through 25-424). The P-2s were ordered at the same time as the original 10 XP-1s. One year after completion, three P-2s were re-engined with Curtiss D-12, V-1150s and redesignated P-1s. The fourth P-2 (S/N 25-423) was re-engined with a Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror and became the XP-6.

TECHNICAL NOTES (for the XP-2):
Engine: Curtiss V-1400 of 600 hp with exhaust-driven turbo-supercharger
Maximum speed: 180 mph
Ceiling: 22,950 ft.
Range: 400 miles
Length: 22 ft. 10 in.
Span: 31 ft. 7 in.
Height: 8 ft. 7 in.

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