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Curtiss F2C / R2C

In the 1923 Pulitzer Curtiss had two new R2C-1s. A pair of larger, but more streamlined, Navy racers. AI Williams won the race in No. A-6692 at 244 mph, closely followed by Harold Brow in No. A-6691 at 242 mph. Brow later took the world speed record away from Maitiand's R-6 with a run at 259 mph, only to be topped immediately by AI Williams with 267 mph.
 
F2C and F3C were "paper" designations assigned to the R2C and R3C racing aircraft respectively.
 
R2C-1
Engine:  Curtiss D-12, 507 hp
Length: 19 ft 9 in
Wingspan: 22 ft 0 in
Empty weight: 1,692 lb
Gross weight: 2,112 lb
Maximum speed: 267 mph
Range: 173 miles
Service ceiling: 31,800 ft
Rate of climb: 2,380 ft/min
Crew: One pilot
 
 
 
 
 


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