Curtiss Hawk (oz4219)
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Curtiss Hawk. Rubber scale model biplane.
Quote: "The next two come from the Jan/Feb 2002 FACN, issue #203-129. Both come from GHQ files... Next is the Curtiss Hawk by Michigan Model Airplane Supply Co. Neither I nor GHQ, apparently, have heard of this outfit before. Details are a bit sparse, but it appears to show one of those motorsticks that is inserted inoto the model loaded and wound. I dunno. Nose is carved and hollowed out. It appears to have 24 exhaust pipes! Does that imply a 24 cylinder engine? Apparently the designer was not imagining this feature, as a Paul Matt drawing of a similar Curtiss aircraft also has 12 pipes per side. This design is unusual in using split ribs, though I seem to recall the Comet Bellanca Jr. used them as well. However, the spar runs aft of 50 percent in places on this model, unlike the Bellanca. ?)."
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Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military Fighter
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User commentsThe 24 exhaust pipes was common on the Curtiss Conqueror V-12 engine. It had two exhaust pipes (ports, too?) per cylinder.
Roger Ritter - 06/05/2021
The Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror engine did, indeed, feature four valves and ports (two intake, two exhaust) per cylinder, with 24 short exhaust stacks on the P-6 Hawk. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_V-1570
Jan Novick - 07/05/2021
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