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บข.     BKh.10     Curtiss Hawk III
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History

Additional to the Hawk II the more modern Hawk III was ordered. The first 12 planes where delivered in 1935 from the USA, 12 more where delivered in December. 50 planes where locally build in Siam. The Hawk III was the backbone of the Fighters of the Royal Siam Air Force in the WWII.

Geschichte

Zur Ergänzung der Hawk II wurde die verbesserte Hawk III erworben. Die ersten  12 Maschinen wurden 1935 aus den USA bezogen, weitere 12 wurden im Dezember geliefert. 50 weiter Maschinen wurden in Siam gefertigt. Die Hawk III war das Rückgrat der Jäger Royal Siam Air Force während dem zweiten Weltkrieg. 

Pictures

Bilder

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Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks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

 Curtiss Hawk III

Wingspan

Spannweite

9.6 m

Length

Länge

7.62 m

Height

Höhe

3.20 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

2'087 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

701 m/min

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

7,650 m

Range

Reichweite

900 Km

Armament

Bewaffnung

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

- Last update 22. January 2013

Written 20. May 2006

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