Curtiss Model 75M

The Curtiss Model 75M was a version of the Hawk 75 with a fixed undercarriage, thirty of which were produced by Curtiss and another 82 in China.

The Model 75M was powered by an R-1280 Cyclone engine, and armed with four machine guns, two in the wings and two in the nose. Thirty were built by Curtiss, and deliveries began in May 1938. The remaining aircraft were apparently built in China by the Central Aircraft Manufacturing Company. The type is known to have equipped three full squadrons.

Engine: Wright GR-1820-G3 Cyclone
Power: 875hp
Crew: 1
Wing span: 37ft 0in
Length: 38ft 7in
Height: 9ft 3in
Empty Weight: 3,975lb
Gross Weight: 5,305lb
Max Speed: 280mph at 10,000ft
Cruising Speed: 240mph
Service Ceiling: 31,800ft
Range: 1,210 miles with fuel overload
Armament: two nose and two wing machine guns

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