|Type||Two seat low wing monoplane|
|Engine||Wright R-975-E3 Whirlwind|
|Max Speed||201 mph|
|Cruising speed||195 @ 2,500 ft.|
|Empty wt.||2,610 lb.|
|Takeoff Max||3,626 lb.|
|Length||26 ft. 6 in.|
|Height||7 ft. 6 in|
|Wing Area||174.3 sq. ft.|
|Armament||one .30 in. machine-gun|
|Bomb Load||light bombs under wing|
|First Order||Nov. 1940 by US Navy|
The SNC was a variant of the Curtiss-Wright CW-21 with a redesigned fuselage which provided for a crew of two. It also had a change of engine that lowered power for training.
Falcons were of all metal construction with fabric covered ailerons
and retractable main landing gear and non retractable tail wheels. It had
an extended canopy with the student forward and the instructor in the rear.
Both cockpits had full controls and instruments so the SNC could be used
for instrument training along with gunnery and bombing practice. There
had also been provisions made for radios and oxygen systems when needed.
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