Curtiss F11C/BFC & BF2C (Allied Wings) by Phil H Listemann

By Phil H Listemann

The Curtiss F11C used to be one of many final makes an attempt by way of the Curtiss company to stay a big provider of combatants for the USN after the advent into provider of the Boeing F4B. If Curtiss used to be nonetheless promoting different different types of airplane to the USN, as a rule remark or education plane, to not have warring parties within the entrance line devices intended a scarcity of status for the producer. The Curtiss F11C was once then built with this aim in brain, however it was once no longer a brand new layout as such, being a development of past Curtiss kind merely and finally proved to be rather unsuccessful. presently after the start of its profession, the Curtiss F11C was once switched over right into a dive-bomber as BFC and so they have been used till 1939. As its successor, the Curtis BF2C was once a failure, the Curtiss F11C/BFC may be noticeable because the final real fighter of this producer bought via the USN. As for the opposite USN titles of this sequence, this factor contains every one aircraft's historical past with the whole twist of fate experiences, which offer the easiest reference in this sort for modelers and historians alike.

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