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บข.     BKh.9      Curtiss Hawk II
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An Curtiss Hawk II  (Photo collection of RTAF Museum) An Curtiss Hawk II  (Photo  collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak)

History

After the evaluation of the new fighter 12 Curtiss Hawk II where ordered in 1933 and deliverd in 1934 to the Royal Siamese Aeronautical Service. The Curtiss was designated Type 18 or Fighter No. 9. More planes where not ordered because the more powerful Hawk III was ordered instead. 

Geschichte

Nach der Evaluation des neuen Jägers wurde die Curtiss Hawk II beschafft. 12 Maschinen wurden 1933 bestellt und 1934 an den Royal Siamese Aeronautical Service geliefert. Die Curtiss wurde als Typ 18 oder Jäger Nr. 9 bezeichnet. Weitere Maschinen wurden nicht bestellt sondern der verbesserte Typ Hawk III. 

 

Pictures

Bilder

An Curtiss Hawk II  (Photo  collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak) An Curtiss Hawk II  (Photo  collection Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
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Serial, Curtiss Hawk II
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
Hawk II Bkh.9-1/ H85 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-2/ H86 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-3/ H87 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-4/ H88 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-5/ H89 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-6/ H90 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-7/ H91 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-8/ H92 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-9/ H93 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-10/ H94 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-9/ H95 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
Hawk II Bkh.9-10/ H96 ? ... ... 1934 ? ...
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Specifications

 Curtiss Hawk II

Wingspan

Spannweite

9.6 m

Length

Länge

6.88 m

Height

Höhe

2.96 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

24.34 m2

Engine

Motor

Wright R-1820-78 Cyclone radial 700 hp

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

325 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

1,378 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

1,874 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

701 m/min

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

7,650 m

Range

Reichweite

?

Armament

Bewaffnung

2 x 7.62 mm Browning MG
227 kg Bombs
Capacity Zuladung 1 Pilot
                   

- Last update 30. December 2012

Written 20. May 2006

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