Curtiss XBT2C

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 a less powerful engine 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)

Data from Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1947[2]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1 or 2
  • Length: 39 ft 2 in (11.93 m)
  • Wingspan: 47 ft 7⅛ in (14.5 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)
  • Wing area: 416 ft² (38.64 m²)
  • Empty weight: 12,268 lb (5,565 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 19,022 lb (8,628 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-3350-24 Duplex-Cyclone 18-cylinder, two-row, air-cooled radial engine, 2,500 hp (1,865 kW)


  • Guns: 2 × 20 mm (0.79 in) cannon (wing)
  • Bombs: 2,000 lb (907 kg)

See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

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