Curtiss XP-60B & C

This is another attempt by Curtiss to improve on the robust P-40 airframe. 

XP-60B Curtiss Model 95B

V-1710-75 engine with SU-504-2 turbosupercharger,

One built, modified to XP-60E.

Armament 

Six .50-cal MG.

XP-60C Curtiss Model 95C

Planned for Chrysler XIV-2220 engine, built with R-2800-53 and contraprop, Armament

Six .50-cal MG, one built.

Rebuilt as XP-60E

Original XP-60E rebuilt as XP-60C.

Specifications

P-60C

Wingspan 

M 12.56

Length 

M 10.34

Height 

M 3.77

Wing area 

M2 – 25.56

Weight, kg      

Empty 

3945

Normal take-off 

4892

Powerplant

1 DD Pratt Whitney R-2800-53 Double Wasp

Power 

1 x 2000HP

Top speed 

km/h 667

Cruise speed 

km/h 587

Practical range 

km 507

Maximum speed

1524 min  

Practical ceiling

11550m

Weapons

Four 12.7 mm machine guns mounted in the wing.

 

 

 

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