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Curtiss Cleveland  

 
Photographs were taken at A&AEE Boscombe Down August 1940

History

The Curtiss CW77 Cleveland was an American aircraft. It was powered by a Cyclone R-1830-34 engine.
The UK received examples of this aircraft from French orders none delivered after the Invasion by Germany in 1940. The A& AEE Boscombe Down received one Curtiss Cleveland (Serial AS467) in August 1940. The A&AEE Curtiss Cleveland AS467 requirement was cancelled soon after arrival. This aircraft did not see Fleet Air Arm Service. Its Curtiss built successor, the Curtiss Helldiver saw service with the Fleet Air Arm from 1944.


            Fleet Air Arm history

           Total FAA 1939-1945:             1
            First delivered to RN:              August 1940 to A&AEE
            Last served with RN                None
            First squadron 1939-1945:        None

Aircraft Type:
Curtiss CW77 Cleveland
Mark:
Primary Role:
Carrier Fighter
First Flight: 
Assessed in 1940 by A&AEE
Date operating with FAA squadrons:
None. Only assessed by A&AEE
Manufacturer:
Curtiss
Engine:
One Cyclone R-1830-34 engine
 Wing Span: Length: Height: Wing Area: 
No Information
Empty Weight: Max.Weight:
No Information
Speed: 

Ceiling: 

Range:

No Information
Armament: 
No Information
Crew:
1
Squadrons:
None
Battle honours:
None with FAA
Additional references and notes:
Mason, T (1998). The Secret Years, Flight Testing at Boscombe Down, 1939-1945. Hikoki Publications, ISBN: 0 951899 9 5

Battle Honours
None with FAA


Surviving aircraft and relics
None

Associations and reunions
None
 
FURTHER INFORMATION
 
Tim Mason (1998)  The Secret Years, Flight Testing at Boscombe Down, 1939-1945. Hikoki Publications, ISBN: 0 951899 9 5
Peter M. Bowers (1979)  Curtiss Aircraft, 1907-1947, Naval Institute Press, 1979. 
Created 3-4-1999, Modified 3-4-2000

 

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