Mohawk M1C

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M1C
Role Training monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Mohawk Aircraft Corporation
First flight 1929
Number built 7

The Mohawk M1C (variously named Pinto, Redskin or Spurwing) was a 1920s American two or three-seat low-wing monoplane designed and built by Mohawk Aero Corporation of Minneapolis, Minnesota. One M1C was evaluated by the United States Army Air Corps in 1930 as the YPT-7 Pinto for use as a primary trainer.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The M1C was a three-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane which was available with an open cockpit (as the Pinto) and enclosed cockpit (as the Redskin).[1] The first variant was the M1C-K powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Kinner K-5 or a 100 hp (75 kW) Wright engine.[1] One aircraft was modified for evaluation by the United States Army Air Corps as the YPT-7 Pinto.[1][2]

A two-seat variant the M1C-W was also produced with a 110 hp (82 kW) Warner Scarab engine.[1] The first one was the aircraft evaluated by the Army and re-engined. In 1930 the company went bankrupt and was taken over by the R R Rand Jr.[1]

Variants[edit]

M1C-K
Kinner K-5 powered variant, five built.[1]
M1C-W
Warner Scarab powered variant, one modified from M1C-K and two more built.[1]
YPT-7
United States Army Air Corps designation for one M1C-K for evaluation in 1930 the Kinner K-5 engine given the military designation YR-370-1.[2]

Specifications (M1C-K)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 11 in (10.64 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Kinner K-5 , 100 hp (75 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 115 mph (185 km/h; 100 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 98 mph (85 kn; 158 km/h)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "American airplanes: Mi - Mu". www.aerofiles.com. 8 March 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ a b Andrade 1979, p. 158

Bibliography[edit]

  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.