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Curtiss F11C Goshawk fighter / BFC / BF2C Goshawk diving bomber

 

 

BF2C-1 Goshawk

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F11C-2 (BFC-2) fighter - diving bomber 3/1933 - 12/1934 28 1938 309 km/h, 843 km, fixed chassis
BF2C-1 11/1934 - 12/1934 27 1935 folding chassis

 

Modification BF2C-1

Wing span, m

9.60

Length, m

7.62

Height, m

3.23

Wings area, m2

23.34

Empty mass, kg

1378

Full flying-off mass, kg

1869
Engine 1 Wright R-1820-78
Power, h. p. 750
Maximal speed, km/h 341
Cruise speed, km/h 289
Flying range, km 900
Vertical speed, m/s 11.7
Maximal altitude, m 7400
Complement 1
Armament 2 x 7.6 Browning MG, 431 kg of bombs (1 227-kg, 4 51-kg)

BFC-2 Goshawk

BF2C-1 Goshawk (VB-5B, Ranger, 1934)

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008