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Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« on: March 14, 2007, 01:38:32 pm »
Here is what I got for Curtiss Wright designs:

Curtiss CW-1: Introduced in 1931 this light aircraft came with a wide range of engine options. 270 were built.
Curtiss CW-2: Sport trainer. One was built.
Curtiss CW-3 Duckling: Flying boat based on the CW-1. Introduced in 1931 three were built. The project was shelved because of lack of funds.
Curtiss CW-4 Condor: Transport. Also built for USAF and C-30 and US Navy as R4C.
Curtiss CW-5 Junior Transport: One was built.
Curtiss CW-6 Sedan: Introduced in 1930. Four were built.
Curtiss CW-12: Single engined. At least 41 were built.
Curtiss CW-14: 1931 design.
Curtiss CW-15 Club Sedan: Light aircraft introduced in 1931. 19 were built.
Curtiss CW-16: Sport aircraft introduced in 1932. A total of 23 were built.
Curtiss CW-19: Development began in 1935 as a sports aircraft that was considered too hot for the civil market. One was built and it served as a prototype for the CW-21, CW-22, CW-23 and CW-33.
As CW-19R about 25 were built as military version for export to China, Cuba, and South American countries, as well as 3 civil models as -A-19R. Of the latter, the second was rebuilt as a civil CW-22.
Curtiss CW-20 Commando: Twin engined transport. USAAF's C-46 and US Navy's R5C.
Curtiss CW-21 Demon: Developed from the CW-19 design it was built for China (4) and the Netherlands East Indies (22 as CW-21B). 32 were to be built from components by Chinese Aircraft Mfg Co at Loiwing, but were cancelled before any production was begun.
Curtiss CW-22 Falcon: Based on CW-19 but with retracting gear. Delivered to China (35), Netherlands East Indies (20), Turkey (50) as well as USN as SNC-1.
Curtiss CW-23: Development from CW-19 as a trainer for USAAF. One was built in 1938.
Curtiss CW-24: XP-55 fighter.
Curtiss CW-25 Fledgling: AT-9 twin engined trainer
Curtiss Wright CW-28: CW-20 Commando with nose gear. Not built.
Curtiss CW-29 Nighthawk: Originally ordered as XA-43, then became XP-87 and later XF-87. One built.
Curtiss Wright CW-32: High winged transport. The 1946 design was not built.
Curtiss CW-33: Development of CW-19 which was not built.

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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 05:55:44 pm »
Was the original B-2 bomber, also named Condor, also under the CW-4 designation or did it have another?

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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 11:53:35 pm »
A totally different design so, whilst not confirmed, not a CW-4 in my books.

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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 10:11:27 am »
Hi,

CW-7 was Travel Air 7000 single seat biplane.
CW-8  ,,     ,,      ,,  8000 two seat biplane.
CW-9  ,,     ,,      ,,  9000 also two seat biplane.
CW-10  was Travel Air 10  high wing cabin monoplane.
CW-11    ,,     ,,     ,,  11  biplane.
CW-17 Light Sport a three seat version of CW-12.
CW-18 a project of two seat trainer aircraft for USAAC.
CW-26 ----? may be a jet night fighter project to 1945 competition.
CW-27 (C-76 Caravan) twin engined medium military transport.

Do you know Curtiss-Wright X-300 ?
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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2007, 01:28:23 pm »
CW-24 was used 3 times:

CW-24     : XP-54
CW-24B   : light weight prototype of XP-54 fighter
CW-24     : proposed attack bomber with burried engines and pusher contra prop.1939.C.W St Louis.
CW-24     : four engined variant of CW-20 (C-46) CW-24 had twin tail fins-like protitype CW-20

source : Skyways No.37 Jan.1996.

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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 01:31:40 pm »
Do you know Curtiss-Wright X-300 ?.

Between 1957 and 1965 Curtiss Wright VTOL Systems Division was established to develop a series of VTOL projects, most of them never built. The facility was located adjacent to Caldwell Wright Airport.
The first was the X100 which flew for the first time (free hover) on 13 September 1959. This was followed by the 200 which flew for the first time, as the USAF's X-19, on 20 November 1963.
By now Curtiss had projected a whole range of this type of aircraft with known type designations 201, 203, 205, 207, 300, 325, 410, 425 and 500, but with probably a lot more designs.
The development fell apart when the X-19 crashed on 25 August 1965 and Curtiss Wright went out of the aircraft designing and building business forever.
Source: Francis H. Dean, The Curtiss X Planes
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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2007, 10:14:20 am »
Thank you Jos,

but do you have informations about Curtiss-Wright P project series ?.

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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007, 03:01:00 am »
          Hi!
 CW-40----Helicopter,formerly Doman LZ-4.

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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2007, 04:34:48 pm »
Great info. Now, can anybody fill the gap between CW33 and this CW40?

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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 06:07:54 am »
CURTISS-ROBERTSON

CR-1 SKEETER
CR-2 COUPE


CURTISS-WRIGHT

CW-1 JUNIOR. Development of Curtiss-Robertson CR-1
CW-1A JUNIOR. Modification with an Augustine rotary engine
CW-1S JUNIOR. Modification with a nine-cylinder radial engine
CW-2 (not built)
CW-3 DUCKLING. CW-1 modified with plywood V-shaped underside and strut-mounted pontoons
CW-3L DUCKLING / TEAL. Version with 90 hp Lambert radial engine
CW-3W DUCKLING / TEAL. Same as CW-3L with Warner radial engine instead
CW-4 COMMERCIAL (also known as TRAVEL AIR 4000)
CW-4 (reallocated for record purposes) T-32 CONDOR II series
- T-32C CONDOR II
- AT-32A CONDOR II
- AT-32B CONDOR II
- AT-32C CONDOR II
- AT-32D CONDOR II
- AT-32E CONDOR II
- BT-32 CONDOR II
- CT-32 CONDOR II
CW-5 JUNIOR TRANSPORT
CW-A6A SEDAN? (TRAVEL AIR 6000-A)
CW-6B SEDAN (TRAVEL AIR S6000-B)
CW-7 (as TRAVEL AIR 7000)
CW-8 (TRAVEL AIR 8000)
CW-9 (TRAVEL AIR 9000)
CW-10 (TRAVEL AIR 10)
CW-11 (TRAVEL AIR 11)
CW-12K SPORT TRAINER. 125hp Kinner B-5 (also known as Travel Air Model 12)
CW-12Q SPORT TRAINER. Version with 90hp Wright-Gypsy
CW-12W SPORT TRAINER. Version with 110hp Warner Scarab
CW-13 probably not allocated
CW-14C SPORTSMAN
CW-A14D DELUXE SPORTSMAN
CW-B14 SPEEDWING
CW-B14B SPEEDWING DELUXE
CW-B14R SPECIAL SPEEDWING DELUXE. CWB-14B repowered as a racer for Casey Lambert
CW-C14B OSPREY. Military conversion of CW-B14 with 300hp Wright J-6
CW-C14R OSPREY. Military conversion of CW-B14 with 420hp Wright J-6
CW-15C CLUB SEDAN. High-wing monoplane based on Travel Air 10
CW-15D SEDAN
CW-15N SEDAN
CW-16K LIGHT SPORT
CW-16W LIGHT SPORT
CW-A16 LIGHT SPORT
CW-A16C LIGHT SPORT
CW-16E LIGHT SPORT. Alternate designation of CW-A16. As'KELITO' in Argentine Navy
CW-17R PURSUIT OSPREY. Improved export version of C-14B Osprey
CW-18 trainer project for US Army competition; not built
CW-19L SPARROW / COUPE. All-metal lightweight airplane with tandem cockpits
CW-19W SPARROW / COUPE. Former CW-19L repowered with 145hp Warner Scarab
CW-19R COUPE. Military version for export to China, Cuba, and South American countries
CW-A19R COUPE. Civil version of CW-19R, the second rebuilt as a civil CW-22
CW-B19R COUPE. Projected version, not built
CW-20T prototype transport
CW-20A modification of CW-20T with single fin and rudder for US Army as the C-55
CW-20B COMMANDO. designated C-46 by the Army, and R5C by the Navy
CW-20B-1 COMMANDO
CW-20B-2 COMMANDO
CW-20B-3 COMMANDO
CW-20B-4 COMMANDO
CW-20B-5 COMMANDO
CW-20C COMMANDO. commercial version of the military C-46 design
CW-20E-2 COMMANDO
CW-20G COMMANDO
CW-20H COMMANDO
CW-21 DEMON. prototype fighters; all went to China
CW-21A DEMON. Allison V-1710-powered project; cancelled
CW-21B DEMON
CW-A22 FALCON. Low-wing trainer monoplane
CW-22 FALCON. two-place trainer and light attack; similar to CW-19, with retracting gear
CW-22B FALCON. Exports to China, to Netherlands East Indies, and to Turkey
CW-22N FALCON. Procured by USN as XSNC-1 and SNC-1
CW-23 COUPE. CW-19R modified as triplace with 600hp P&W R-1340, also evaluated by USAAC
CW-24B low-powered, sub-scale demonstrator for XP-55
CW-24 ASCENDER (USAAC XP-55 canard pusher fighter prototype)
CW-25 FLEDGLING (USAAC AT-9 trainer prototype)
CW-25 JEEP (USAAC AT-9 trainer)
CW-25 JEEP (USAAC AT-9A trainer)
CW-26 USAAF XP-71 high-altitude interceptor; cancelled, mock-up only
CW-27 CARAVAN (USAAF YC-76-CK)  high-wing monoplane wooden transport (P-269)
CW-27 CARAVAN (USAAF YC-76A-1-CK); test version built at Louisville, with revised details
CW-27 CARAVAN (USAAF C-76-CS); production examples, quickly reclassified as ZC-76
CW-28 COMMANDO. CW-20 variant with nose gear, not built
CW-29 BLACKHAWK (USAAF XA-43 attack) mission redefined as a fghter
CW-29A BLACKHAWK (USAAF XP-87/XF-87A all-weather fighter); also found as NIGHTHAWK
CW-30 unknown
CW-31 unknown
CW-32 'SKY TRUCK' 4-engine civil/military project
CW-33 carrier-based heavy attack bomber project, lost to A3D Skywarrior
CW-34 unknown
CW-35 unknown
CW-36 unknown
CW-37 unknown
CW-38 unknown
CW-39 unknown
CW-40 helicopter design; became the Doman LZ-4


X-100 VTOL prototype
X-200 USAF X-19 VTOL prototype   
X-300 Model LT-1 LIGHT TRANSPORT

AC2000? AERCAB
AC2500 AERCAB

? AERIAL JEEP (Army VZ-7-AP) (Aero-Physics Division)
   
? DART


NOTES:
- this post does not include the P-designs list
- last Beech-related design was CW-16 (hence the Model 17 being the first Beechcraft)
- an aircraft called the Curtis-Wright CW-21 created some confusion (note the spelling of Curtis)
- the so-called Curtiss-Wright CW-2 FLYMOBILE  doesn't appear to be a Curtiss design
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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2009, 10:16:03 am »
Then we're talking about this project, right? Makes a lot of sense... "CW-33" is way too late to be a variant of CW-19, anyway... (that was the CW-23, which probably accounts for the old typo). OK, then, I will revise my list accordingly. Thanks!


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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2009, 02:24:23 pm »
The Curtiss Archives Finding Aid mentions some very interesting stuff...

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- C-250 Curtiss Fast Mail Plane Design Proposal (Photos) 8/24/31 (no idea about this one)
- Curtiss Transport XT-22 [blueprint drawing], 3/4/32 (a typo for T-32?)
- Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Airplane Division, Buffalo Plant, Attack Bomber, Report No. 9428, 10/10/44 (XA-43?)
- Proposed Curtiss-Wright Helicopter Airliner Development Report V-151-S-3, 10/00/44
- KD-V Navy Target Aircraft (All Versions) January 1949 (KD3C-1)
- MX-948 Medium Bomber, 1949 ("general research on bomber aircraft")
- MX-955 Trainer (same specification as the XT-28 Trojan)
- Turbo-Cyclone Powered Tanker Proposal: Curtiss-Wright (a tanker proposal??)
- Model 33, Navy V.A. Proposal, Contract No. 10430, 1949 (a competitor of the A3D Skywarrior)
- Curtiss-Wright Corporation, "Sky-Clearer" Interceptor Pursuit (abandoned), 8/10/44 (ain't got the faintest notion... XF15C-1?)
- Curtiss-Wright Corp. Proposal for the Model P-283 Military Cargo Transport, ENG-57-416-172, 12/13/43 (the CW-27 Caravan?)
- Curtiss-Wright Zephyr TJ-38 Turbojet Engine, Brochures & Photos, 8/27/57 (Zephyr??)

There is also some interesting and oft little-known subcontracting work such as these:

- XLR-25-CW-1 Curtiss-Wright Rocket Engine Power Plant for the Bell X-2
- MX-772 Air Bearing, W-33-038-AC-14161, January to December 1949
- P-80 Wing Tip W-33-038-AC-14316, 1949
- R4D Overhaul, January to December 1949
- Riveted Magnesium Alloy Wing Panels for BC-1 Airplanes, ENG-M-51/STR214 (Add. 17), 8/18/43
- Curtiss-Wright Thrust Reverser, May 1957
- Fire Extinguisher Systems for XF-71 & XP-55 Airplanes, ENG-54-658-77, 5/15/43
- Tricycle Landing Gear OA-4A, OA-51-63, 12/12/36

Also, the following P-designs are said to be featured in the Sarah Clark Archives:

- P-222
- P-224
- P-269
- P-283
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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009, 09:37:15 am »
My dear Stargazer,

I think the Sky-Clearer interceptor pursuit was from Curtiss-Wright
design,so it was XP-55 and not XF15C-1.

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Re: Curtiss-Wright CW- designations and P- projects
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2009, 12:44:50 pm »
Your remark makes sense... except it's not THAT simple. You see, Curtiss and Wright merged on June 26, 1929, allowing them to pace through the economic depression with relative ease compared to the string of companies that went bankrupt or got swallowed by the competition. In the newly-formed company, both the Curtiss and Wright names were kept and each continued to be active, with Curtiss keeping all the aircraft stuff and Wright doing all the engines (including those that were formerly Curtiss). That was the theory, because the truth is that the Wright part of the company's decision-makers were more influential and had a way of controlling things in such a way that Wright became the leading entity.

After 1930, the name Curtiss-Wright is associated with airplanes, engines, a Flying School, a Flying Service, a Technical Institute, flight simulators... and of course the plants, located in Buffalo, Garden City, Paterson, St. Louis, Columbus and so forth. The aircraft conceived and built in St. Louis used the CW- numbering system, but that's about the only difference. More often than not, the press refered to the aircraft as Curtiss or Curtiss-Wright without any distinction. Even official documents called the aircraft Curtiss-Wright.

So I wouldn't be so categoric as you are when you say that "Curtiss-Wright" necessarily refers to a St. Louis-built "CW-" aircraft... Perhaps so, but we can't be so sure from one line in a repository's index...