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Curtiss_Cleveland

Variants The XF12C-1 The VS-3 CO's SBC-3, assigned to USS Saratoga (CV-3), circa 1939. A Cleveland I in flight XF12C-1 Prototype parsol-wing fighter powered by a 625 hp (466 kW) R-1510-92 radial; one built, later converted into biplane as the XS4C-1.[6] XS4C-1 Prototype was re-designated in the Scout category before being re-designated again as the XSBC-1.[7] XSBC-1 Prototype re-designated from XS4C-1, a biplane with a R-1820-80.[8] XSBC-2 Redesigned biplane based on XSBC-1 and powered by a 700 hp (520 kW) XR-1510-12; one built.[8] XSBC-3 XSBC-2 re-engined with a 750 hp (560 kW) R-1535-82. SBC-3 Production variant with an 825 hp (615 kW) R-1534-94; 83 built. XSBC-4 SBC-3 re-engined with a 950 hp (710 kW) R-1820-22; one conversion. SBC-4 Production variant with a 950 hp R-1820-34; 174 built, including 50 transferred to the French Navy.Cleveland I British designation for five SBC-4s. General characteristics Crew: 2; pilot and gunner Length: 28 ft 1⅝ in (8.57 m) Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m) Height: 10 ft 5 in (3.17 m) Wing area: 317 ft² (29.4 m²) Empty weight: 4,552 lb (2,065 kg) Loaded weight: 7,080 lb (3,211 kg) Max. takeoff weight: 7,632 lb[11] (3,462 kg) Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820-34 radial engine, 850 hp (634 kW) Performance Maximum speed: 234 mph (203 knots, 377 km/h) at 15,200 ft (4,600 m) Cruise speed: 175 mph (152 knots, 282 km/h) Range: 405 mi (352 nmi, 652 km) Service ceiling: 24,000 ft (7,320 m) Rate of climb: 1,630 ft/min (8.28 m/s) Armament Guns: 1 × 0.30 in (7.62 mm) forward-firing M1919 Browning machine gun 1 × 0.30 in (7.62 mm) flexible rearward-firing machine gun Bombs: 1 × bomb of up to 1,000 lb (454 kg)

Curtiss_Cleveland
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