Curtiss Wright H-75A-1 Hawk, G-CCVH
The prototype of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk first flew in May 1935.
As WWII was impending, France was suffering of a lack of fighter aircraft and ordered from Curtiss these airplanes that would be designated in France as Curtiss H-75.
Rugged and with substantial handling characteristics, but not as fast as the Messerschmitt 109, the H-75 served in the Armée de l’Air during the Battle of France alongside the MS-406 and D-520.
This Hawk arrived in France in Avril 1939 and served with the 1st Escadrille, Groupe de Combat II/5 Lafayette at Reims.
This American fighter is equipped with a Pratt & Whitney R-1830, 950 hp engine.