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== History ==
 
== History ==
''During the marco polo bridge incident,The Chinese government has purchased more than a hundred Hawk III from the United States''.
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Hawk III, a modification of the Navy fighter produced by the American Curtiss Wright Corporation in the 1930s.The original name was FⅡC-3 / BF2C-1.
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The Hawk III, a modification of the US Navy BF2C-1 by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, addressed issues that was experienced during the latter's service. With a new Wright R-1820-F53 engine Cyclone engine and wooden wings (to fix a vibration issue with the metal wings of the BF2C-1), the Hawk III managed to be more flyable than its preceding design.
  
In fact, the Hawk III had problems in the early design. The metal wings were greatly reduced in maneuverability and were too bulky.
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With the US Navy's soured experience with the BF2C-1, the Hawk III saw more sales in the export model. Argentina, Thailand, and China bought Hawk IIIs in the late 1930s. China alone bought 102 Hawk III planes from the United States between March 1936 to June 1938.
  
In the end, Curtiss Wright Corporation decided to use wooden materials as wings to improve the maneuverability and reliability of the fighter and reduce the weight of the fighter.
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In the Sino-Japanese War, the Hawk III planes acted as the Chinese front-line fighters against Japanese aircraft. While able to stand against Japanese biplane models, the appearance of monoplanes like the [[A5M4|A5M]] shifted the balance towards the Japanese. As such, the Hawk III was slowly by Soviet [[I-15bis (China)|I-15]] and [[I-16 Chung 28|I-16]] fighter planes.
  
The Chinese government was attracted by the Hawk III carrier aircraft. The reason why Chiang Kai-shek valued the Hawk III carrier aircraft at that time was not good performance but cheap.
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The last surviving Hawk III aircraft resides in Thailand at the Royal Thai Air Force Museum.
  
 
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* [https://www.airliners.net/photo/Thailand-Air-Force/Curtiss-Hawk-III/392600 [<nowiki>airliners.net]</nowiki> Curtiss Hawk III - The only Hawk III fighter left in the world pictured in Thailand]
 
* [https://www.airliners.net/photo/Thailand-Air-Force/Curtiss-Hawk-III/392600 [<nowiki>airliners.net]</nowiki> Curtiss Hawk III - The only Hawk III fighter left in the world pictured in Thailand]
* [https://kknews.cc/zh-tw/military/znxvb63.html 二戰時期中國空軍,前期空戰為什麼能連戰連勝,揭秘霍克-3艦載機]
 
  
 
{{AirManufacturer Curtiss}}
 
{{AirManufacturer Curtiss}}
 
{{China fighters}}
 
{{China fighters}}
 
{{China premium aircraft}}
 
{{China premium aircraft}}

Latest revision as of 08:39, 20 February 2020

RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Hawk III
hawk_iii.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
Class
1 personCrew
2.1 tTake-off weight
0.33 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 700 mCeiling
Wright R-1820-84Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
600 km/hStructural
280 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 200 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 1
4 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 2
Economy
250 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png290/320/190Repair
150 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
75 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png40 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png20 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Hawk III.jpg


The Hawk III is a premium rank I Chinese fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,850 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ??? 10 700  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 274
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,850 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
466 444 10 700 13.0 13.3 19.3 15.2 274

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
N/A ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 240 < 220 < 400 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,926 m 745 hp 856 hp

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning (7.62 mm)

The Hawk III is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine guns, -mounted (600 rpg = 1,200 total)

Suspended armament

The Hawk III can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 4 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (400 lb total)
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb + 4 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (900 lb total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe Mk.41
III Engine New 7 mm MGs
IV Wings repair Engine injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Large payload, good for destroying bases and ground targets
  • Good maneuverability and speed when unladen

Cons:

  • Armament is rather light
  • Slightly lower payload weight than the equally ranked Hs 123 A-1

History

The Hawk III, a modification of the US Navy BF2C-1 by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, addressed issues that was experienced during the latter's service. With a new Wright R-1820-F53 engine Cyclone engine and wooden wings (to fix a vibration issue with the metal wings of the BF2C-1), the Hawk III managed to be more flyable than its preceding design.

With the US Navy's soured experience with the BF2C-1, the Hawk III saw more sales in the export model. Argentina, Thailand, and China bought Hawk IIIs in the late 1930s. China alone bought 102 Hawk III planes from the United States between March 1936 to June 1938.

In the Sino-Japanese War, the Hawk III planes acted as the Chinese front-line fighters against Japanese aircraft. While able to stand against Japanese biplane models, the appearance of monoplanes like the A5M shifted the balance towards the Japanese. As such, the Hawk III was slowly by Soviet I-15 and I-16 fighter planes.

The last surviving Hawk III aircraft resides in Thailand at the Royal Thai Air Force Museum.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Fighters  P-36A · Rasmussen's P-36A · P-36C · P-36G · P-40C · P-40E-1 · P-40F-10 · XP-55
Bombers  SB2C-1c · SB2C-4
Export  Hawk III · H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · H-81A-2 · ␗P-40E-1 · ▂P-40E-1 · ▄SB2C-5 · CW-21
Captured  ▀Hawk H-75A-2

China fighters
British  ␗Gladiator Mk I
Japanese  ␗A6M2 · ␗Ki-27 otsu · ␗Ki-43-III ko · ␗Ki-44-II hei · ␗Ki-61-I otsu · Ki-84 ko
American  CW-21 · Hawk III · P-66 · ␗P-40E-1 · H-81A-2 · ␗P-43A-1 · ␗P-47D-28 · ␗P-51D-20 · ␗P-51K
Soviet  ␗I-15bis · ␗I-153 M-62 · I-16 Chung 28 · ␗I-16 type 5 · I-16 type 10 · ␗I-16 type 17 · ␗La-9

China premium aircraft
␗A6M2 · H-81A-2 · Hawk III · ␗Ki-45 hei/tei · Ki-84 ko · Shenyang F-5