Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk

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Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk
Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk
General
Type: Ground Attack
Owner: America
Specifications
Length: 6.1 m
Width: 7.7 m
Height: 3.2 m
Speed: 284 km/h
Armament
Primary Weapon: 7.6 mm machine guns
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History
The Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk was a fighter/scout plane made specificity for use on the USS Akron and USS Macon flying aircraft carriers. It was fitted with a hook on the top of the main wing which would be attached to a retractable trapeze underneath the carrier for launching an recovery. Even though the hook and trapeze system seemed complex most pilots noted that it was easier then landing on an pitching and rolling aircraft carrier at sea. After the loss of both the Akron and Macon only three Sparrowhawks remained, their hooks were removed and were relegated to utility duties. In 1939 one of them was given to the Smithsonian museum, several years later when it was restored the other two aircraft where cannibalised for parts, leaving just the single plane left which can still been seen today.


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