Chinese Curtiss Hawks

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  1. WAKEN

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    Were the Chinese Curtiss Hawk II, III and 75 fighters armed with Browning 0.30 machineguns or did they use 7.92mm guns (FN Browning?) instead?

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    Neil
     
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    Hi !!!

    I was looking for the answer at many links but everywhere found the same. Chinese Hawks equipted with 0.30 Browning MGs. So I think that they carried the weapon.There some technical details and links.

    Curtiss Hawk III
    Type Fighter-bomber
    Crew 1
    Span 9.60 m
    Lenght 7.14 m
    Engine Wright SR-1820F-53 / 785 hp for take-off
    Max speed 386 km/h at 3505 m
    Service ceiling:_7864 m
    Range 925 km
    Armament 2x0,3 in Browning machine guns in fuselage. Max bomb load 215 kg

    http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/hawk_iii.htm
    http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/hawk_china.htm

    Curtiss Hawk II
    Type Fighter
    Crew 1
    Span 9.60 m
    Lenght 8.08 m
    Engine Wright R-1820F3 / 710 hp
    Max speed 335 km/h at 2100 m
    Range 666 km
    Armament 2x0,3 in Browning machine guns in fuselage. Underwing bomb racks.

    http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/hawk_ii.htm
    http://uncleted.jinak.cz/pdf/china2.pdf
     
  3. maxs75

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    I found that:

    from:
    http://www.hitechcreations.com/foru...fd7f5d93c2b0f9297b5e904d0cdb8&threadid=170584

    I think that it's an intersting post:

    HTH
    Max
     
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