Curtiss XBT2C

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XBT2C
Curtiss XBT2C-1 in flight c1945.jpg
The XBT2C-1
Role Attack aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
First flight March 1945
Number built 9
Developed from Curtiss XBTC

The Curtiss XBT2C was an experimental single-engined dive/torpedo bomber developed during World War II. It was based on the Curtiss XBTC single-seat dive/torpedo bomber, but used a less powerful engine, a Wright R-3350 radial engine, and could carry a second crew member in the rear fuselage. It was fitted with radar, which was carried in a pod under the starboard wing. Nine of ten projected aircraft were built. They were Curtiss' last type for the U.S. Navy. All were scrapped in the late 1940s.[1]

Operators[edit]

 United States

Specifications (XBT2C-1)[edit]

XBT2C-1 side view.
XBT2C-1 underside view.

Data from Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947[2]

General characteristics

Performance

Armament

  • Guns: 2 × 20 mm (0.79 in) cannon (wing)
  • Bombs: 2,000 lb (907 kg)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Naval Aviation News September 1979, pp.20-21
  2. ^ Bowers 1979, p. 450.
  • Bowers, Peter M. (1979). Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10029-8. 
  • Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. NY, NY: Barnes & Noble. ISBN 0-7607-0592-5. 
  • Thomason, Tommy H. (2009). Strike from the Sea: U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft From Skyraider to Super Hornet 1948-Present. North Branch, MN: Specialty Press. ISBN 978-1-58007-132-1. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Curtiss BT2C at Wikimedia Commons