Curtiss-Wright CW-22 Falcon
The Curtiss CW-22 had the same ancestor as the CW-21, which is the CW-19, and was equipped with the same landing gear as the CW-21.
The engine was considerably lighter and less powerful than that of the CW-21 and thus the performance was less than that of the CW-21.
The CW-22 was intended as a civilian light aircraft, as trainer and also for use as a military scout and general purpose.
The prototype, designated CW-22A, was used as a demonstration aircraft and is one of four still remaining Falcons.
The first major user of the CW-22 with Wright R-975 Whirlwind radial engine, was the NEIAF, which ordered 36 examples.
These were delivered via Australia because of the advancing Japanese threat.
The next version, the CW-22B was sold to Turkey (50) and also to the NEIAF, 25 examples, and, in smaller numbers, to several South American countries.
Because of the capitulation, not all aircraft were delivered to the Dutch East Indies, but were delivered to and used by Australia.
An unarmed version was sold as a CW-22N to the U.S. Navy, which they denoted as Curtiss SNC Falcon-1.
- the prototype
- the first production version, 36 built and delivered to NEIAF.
- Improved, armed variant, circa 100 examples built.
- Advanced trainer, for the US Navy, under the designation SNC-1N. 455 built.
|Length:||8,23 m||Wingspan:||10,67 m|
|Height:||3,02 m||Wing area:||16,14 m2|
|Empty weight:||1241 kg||Max. start weight:||1718 kg|
|Max. speed:||319 km/hr||Rate of climb:||- m/min|
|Range:||1255 km||Service ceiling:||6645 m|
|Engine type:||One Wright Cyclone R-975-28 rated 420 pk .|
Trainer: One instructor plus one pupil
Scout: one aviator plus one observer
|Armament:||Two 7,62 mm machine-guns|
In service with NEIAF.
Information about Dutch aircraft.
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- RVHPCurtiss CW.22
- Kit 7296:At the website of IPMS Nederland a review can be found.
- Set --: --
- Set FD72-012: Set for Brewsters, Curtiss Hawk 75, Curtiss CW-21 en CW-22; Messerschidt Me-18, Ryan STM, Lockheed 12 and Lodestar, Bücker Bu-131 and Martin WH-1 and WH-2
- Kit 48-44: A vacu formed kit of a Curtiss CW-22/SNC-1 Falcon.
- Kit 107: A resin kit of a Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon.
- Kit 145: Curtiss CW22B Falcon "ML-KNIL and Japanese Markings".
- Kit --: --.
- Set FD48-012 ML KNIL 1939-1942: A set decals containing decal for five different Brewster Buffaloes plus Curtiss Hawk 75, Curtiss CW-22, Curtiss CW-22, Lockheed Lodestar, Ryan STM; Lockheed 12, Bücker Bu131; Messerschmidt Me-108 and Martin WH-1 and WH-2.
|Scheme||Colour name||FS number||BSnumber||Humbrol||XtraColor||Vallejo Model Color||Vallejo Model Air|
|Standard #1||Upper surfaces||Jongblad (medium Green)||~4092||149||X114||70.895 ?||71.014|
|Oudblad (Olive Drab)||66||X111||70.885||71.034|
Check www.paint4models.com for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.
|40 Jaar luchtvaart in Indië||Gerard Casius & Thijs Postma||Pag. 63||1986||Uitgeverij De Alk: Alkmaar|
|Militaire Luchtvaart in Nederlandsch-Indië in beeld; Deel 2||Hugo Hooftman||Pag. 36 - 41||1981||Uitgever Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel|
|Squadrons van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht (derde herzien druk)||Willem Helfferich||Pag. 18||1994||Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam|
|Camouflage en Kentekens||J.Greuter e.a.||1997||Bonneville – Bergen (NH)|