|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company|
|First flight||March 1945|
|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 the less powerful 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.
Data from Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947
- Crew: one or two
- Length: 39 ft 2 in (11.93 m)
- Wingspan: 47 ft 7⅛ in (14.5 m)
- Height: 12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)
- Wing area: 416 ft² (38.64 m²)
- Empty weight: 12,268 lb (5,565 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 19,022 lb (8,628 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-3350-24 Duplex-Cyclone 18-cylinder, two-row, air-cooled radial engine, 2,500 hp (1,865 kW)
- Maximum speed: 330 mph (287 knots, 531 km/h) at 17,000 ft (5,200 m)
- Range: 1,310 mi (1,139 nmi, 2,108 km)
- Service ceiling: 26,300 ft (8,016 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,890 ft/min (9.6 m/s)
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- Related lists
- U.S. Naval Aviation News September 1979, pp.20-21
- 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.
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