Mohawk M1C

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Mohawk Pinto Aero Digest September 1928.jpg
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]


Kinner K-5 powered variant, five built.[1]
Warner Scarab powered variant, one modified from M1C-K and two more built.[1]
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]

Mohawk Pinto 3-view drawing from Le Document aéronautique April,1928

Data from Specifications of American Commercial Airplanes[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 11 in (10.64 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m)
  • Wing area: 145 sq ft (13.5 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,125 lb (510 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,800 lb (816 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Kinner K-5 , 90 hp (67 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 115 mph (185 km/h, 100 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 95 mph (153 km/h, 83 kn)
  • Range: 550 mi (890 km, 480 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,500 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,100 ft/min (5.6 m/s)

See also[edit]

Related lists



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "American airplanes: Mi - Mu". 8 March 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
  2. ^ a b Andrade 1979, p. 158
  3. ^ Aviation March 22, 1930, pp. 607, 609, 611.