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Curtiss XBT2C-1 in flight c1945.jpg
The XBT2C-1
Role Attack aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
First flight March 1945
Number built 9
Developed from Curtiss XBTC

The Curtiss XBT2C was an experimental single-engined dive/torpedo bomber developed during World War II.


It was based on the Curtiss XBTC single-seat dive/torpedo bomber, but used the less powerful Wright R-3350 radial engine, and could carry a second crew member in the rear fuselage. It was fitted with radar, which was carried in a pod under the starboard wing. Nine of ten projected aircraft were built. They were Curtiss' last type for the U.S. Navy. All were scrapped in the late 1940s.[1]


 United States

Specifications (XBT2C-1)

XBT2C-1 side view.
XBT2C-1 side view.
XBT2C-1 underside view.
XBT2C-1 underside view.

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1947[2]Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 39 ft 2 in (11.94 m)
  • Wingspan: 47 ft 7.09375 in (14.5057813 m)
  • Width: 22 ft 6.5 in (6.871 m) wings folded
  • Height: 12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)
  • Height wings folded: 16 ft 7.8125 in (5.075238 m)
  • Maximum height during folding: 20 ft 6.625 in (6.26428 m)
  • Wing area: 416 sq ft (38.6 m2)
  • Airfoil: root: NACA 23017 mod. ; tip : NACA 23009[4]
  • Empty weight: 12,268 lb (5,565 kg)
  • Gross weight: 19,022 lb (8,628 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-3350-24 Duplex-Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
  • Propellers: 4-bladed Hamilton Standard 6559A-18, 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m) diameter constant-speed propeller


  • Maximum speed: 297 mph (478 km/h; 258 kn) at sea level
330 mph (290 kn; 530 km/h) at 17,000 ft (5,200 m)
  • Range: 1,310 mi (1,138 nmi; 2,108 km)
  • Service ceiling: 26,300 ft (8,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,890 ft/min (9.6 m/s)


  • Guns: 2x 20 mm (0.787 in) AN/M2 cannon
  • Rockets: 8x 5 in (130 mm) rockets under wing
  • Bombs: 1x 2,000 lb (910 kg) or 2x 500 lb (230 kg) or 4x 250 lb (110 kg) or torpedo in 14 ft 3 in (4.34 m) long internal bomb-bay

Search radar under starboard wing

See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists


  1. ^ U.S. Naval Aviation News September 1979, pp.20–21
  2. ^ Bridgman, Leonard, ed. (1947). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1947. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. pp. 212c–213c.
  3. ^ Bowers, Peter M. (1979). Curtiss aircraft, 1907-1947. London: Putnam. pp. 449–450. ISBN 0370100298.
  4. ^ Lednicer, David. "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Retrieved 16 April 2019.


  • Bowers, Peter M. (1979). Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10029-8.
  • Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. New York: Barnes & Noble. ISBN 0-7607-0592-5.
  • Thomason, Tommy H. (2009). Strike from the Sea: U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft From Skyraider to Super Hornet 1948–Present. North Branch, Minnesota: Specialty Press. ISBN 978-1-58007-132-1.

External links

Media related to Curtiss BT2C at Wikimedia Commons

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