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บข.๑๑     BKh.11     Curtiss Hawk 75N
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(Photo collection of RTAF Museum) (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak)

History

Shortly after the order of the Curtiss Hawk III the RTAF ordered 12 Curtiss Hawk 75N Fighters. The 75N was a simplified versiion of the Hawk with a non retractable landinggear. The Hawk 75N was called Fighter No.11  (บข.๑๑).

The Hawk was used in 1940 against the French in Indochina, it was on 13 December in Udon that one plane was lost in a french bomb attack.Another Hawk 75N was destroyed on 14 December in a take off accident.

From 1941 on the Hawk where used against the Allied aircraft.

Geschichte

Kurz nach der Bestellung der Curtiss Hakw III bestellte die RTAF 12 Curtiss Hawk 75N Jäger. Die 75N war eine vereinfachte Verson der Hawk 75 mit starrem Fahrwerk. Die Hawk 75N wurde als Jäger Nr.11 (บข.๑๑) Bezeichnet. 

Die Hawk wurde 1940 gegen die Franzosen in Indochina eingesetzt, dabei ging am 13. Dezember in Udon eine Maschine durch einen französischen Bombenangriff verloren. Eine weitere Hawk 75N wurde am 14. Dezember bei einem Startunfall zerstört.

Ab 1941 wurden die Hawk gegen die alliierten Flieger eingesetzt.

 
     

Pictures

Bilder

(Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) (Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
     
(Photo courtesy of collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak)        
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Serial, Curtiss Hawk 75N
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
Hawk 75N BKh.11-1/ 12756 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-2/ 12757 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-3/ 12758 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-4/ 12759 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-5/ 12760 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-6/ 12761 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-7/ 12762 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-8/ 12763 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-9/ 12764 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-10/ 12765 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-11/ 12766 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
Hawk 75N BKh.11-12/ 12767 .. ... ... 1938 ? ...
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Specifications

Curtiss Hawk 75N

Wingspan

Spannweite

11.28 m

Length

Länge

8.71 m

Height

Höhe

2.82 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

21.92 m2

Engine

Motor

1 x Wright GR-1820-G3
875 PS

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

451 Km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

1'803 Kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

2'406 Kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

?

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

9'690 m

Range

Reichweite

877 Km

Armament

Bewaffnung

2x 7,62 mm MG
2x 20 mm Cannon
Capacity Zuladung 1 Pilot

- Last update 30. December 2012

Written 20. May 2006

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