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CURTISS P-6

Posted 11/2/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Curtiss P-6 Hawk 3/4 front view, original P-6. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The U.S. Army Air Corps placed an order for 18 P-6s in 1929. This aircraft was yet another modification of the basic P-1; in this case the P-1B. The P-6 series of aircraft had 13 distinct sub-types of eight different models (A-H, although the C model conversion was cancelled before completion). The most famous of the series was the E model, originally designated as the Y1P-22, but changed to P-6E because of the similarity to the P-6 series.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force has a P-6E on display in its Early Years Gallery.


Type Number built/converted Remarks
XP-6 1 (cv) P-2 with new engine
P-6 18 Redesigned P-1B
XP-6A 1 (cv) P-1A with wings from XPW-8A
P-6A 8 (cv) P-6 with new engine
XP-6B 1 (cv) P-1C with new engines and fuel tanks
P-6C 0 P-6A modification (canceled)
XP-6D 1 (cv) P-6 with new engine
P-6D 12 (cv) P-6A with F-2E supercharger
P-6E 46 (cv) Former Y1P-22
XP-6F 1 (cv) P-6E with F-2F supercharger
P-6F 2 (cv) XP-6F, XP-6H with engine change
XP-6G 1 (cv) P-6E with engine change
XP-6H 1 (cv) P-6E with new wing panels

TECHNICAL NOTES (P-6E):
Armament: Two .30-cal. machine guns
Engine: Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror of 600 hp
Maximum speed: 204 mph
Cruising speed: 167 mph
Ceiling: 24,400 ft.
Range: 480 mi.
Length: 23 ft. 2 in.
Span: 31 ft. 6 in.
Height: 8 ft. 11 in.
Maximum weight:
3,342 lbs.

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