The Curtiss Channel at iModeler

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Curtiss F6C-3 Hawk

The Curtiss F6C Hawk played an important role in the development of the tactic of Naval dive-bombing. The following comes from the book, "Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower" by Thomas Wildenberg: "Th[...]

Czech Master Resin Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk

The Sparrowhawk was designed as a “trapeze fighter” to be carried by the airships Akron and Macon. Their primary means of recovery was to hook onto the underside of the airship and be hoisted into an internal hanger. When operating over water [...]

Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk

This is the Monogram kit from 1968 in 1/72 scale. Even though it is over fifty years old the kit still compares well to recent releases, featuring some very nice surface detail and clever engineering which ensures correct alignment and easy con[...]

Helldiver Conversion

The inspiration for this project was the photo of torpedoes being loaded onto Helldivers of VB-2 on the U.S.S. Hornet. The aircraft in the photo is the SB2C-1C version of the Helldiver, and since I had a Pro-Modeler SB2C-4 kit that I had bought[...]

Museum Piece

This is my fourth and final(!) Lindberg Jenny project. It was love at first sight when I discovered the internet photos of Curtiss Jenny 4983 at the Air and Space Museum - the paint scheme, the unique markings, and the weathering all appealed t[...]

Rear end first! The XP-55 “Ascender”, Curtiss daring flying wing project!

There are types of aircraft whose construction deviates so much from the usual that one hardly wants to believe in their ability to fly. The XP-55 "Ascender" undoubtedly belongs to this spectrum, whereby the "X" in its name already refers to its[...]

Jenny I got your number

In doing research on the history of dive-bombing, I discovered that the venerable old Curtiss JN-4 actually did service in combat zones, specifically with the US Marines in Haiti around 1920. I was taken by the camoflage scheme and determined t[...]

Freedom Models 1/48 Hawk III as a BF2C-1

History: Along with Boeing, the Curtiss Wright Corporation was the most prolific designer and manufacturer of single seat fighter aircraft for both the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy between 1925 and 1935. Curtiss, however, differed fundame[...]

More Dive Bombers

In a previous article, I presented my collection of 1/48 model dive-bombers that served with the Navy in WWII (SBC-3, SB2U, SBD-3, SB2C-3). In this article, I go back in time from there to the mid-1930s to present two aircraft that were the for[...]

Modelsvit 1/48 Curtiss XP-55 “Ascender”

HISTORY The Curtiss XP-55 Ascender was a response to Circular Proposal R-40C, issued on November 27, 1939, which called for a fighter more effective than any currently operational - with a superior top speed, rate of climb, maneuverability, arm[...]
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