Model Airplane News
July, 1935

Model Airplane News Cover for July, 1935 by Jo Kotula Curtis XF13C

Curtis XF13C
Model Airplane News Cover Art for July, 1935
by Jo Kotula
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The Curtis XF13C (Model 70) was a carrier-based fighter aircraft built by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. It was unusual in that it could be configured as a biplane or monoplane.

The Curtis XF13C       The Curtis XF13C

the Curtis XF13C
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The XF13C had an all-metal semi-monocoque fuselage, manually retractable landing gear and an enclosed cockpit. The aircraft was designed to facilitate conversions from biplane to monoplane and vice-versa. The United States Navy bought a prototype, designated XF13C-1 when in monoplane configuration, and XF13C-2 when a biplane. The Xf13C first flew in 1934 with good results. In 1935, the plane received a more powerful engine and modifications to the overly tall tailplanes. The designation was changed to XF13C-3 for more flight testing. No production orders were received, but the aircraft flew for experiments, and by VWJ-1 Squadron at Quantico.

There is no video of this plane, but you may download download plans to make an elemntary model of the XF13C.

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