Moving on from the Biplane Hawks and racers covered in the last post in this series it is now time to take a look at Curtiss' first monoplane fighter to make a mark in the Second World War, the P-36. Development This stocky fighter first took to the skies in 1935 and while a Curtiss … Continue reading Curtiss Story Part 7 – P-36/Hawk 75
This years Flying Legends display saw the UK debut of the Fighter Collection's latest Curtiss Hawk. Joining the P-40F, P-40C and Hawk 75 was the newly restored P-36C, the american production variant of the Hawk 75. The sight of two P-36 variants performing low passes together across the grass at Duxford was something I never … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #10 – A Legendary Curtiss
The second weekend in July has cemented itself over the years as an incredibly special time of year for historic aviation enthusiasts. It is around this time each year that Duxford in Cambridgeshire begins welcoming all manner of aeroplanes and pilots from all over the world. Together they form what has to be the greatest … Continue reading Flying Legends 2015
I'm still reeling from a fantastic weekend of historic aviation. Rather than waiting until I've put together my full report on flying legends I thought I would share a few pictures with you all from the Sunday of the show. Plenty more to follow!