U. S. Military Aircraft
|First flown in January 1933, the CW-4 was an anachronism whose sole modem feature was the landing gear main units which retracted into the engine nacelles. Some 21 T-32 Condor II airliners were built, most being used as 12 passenger sleeper transport up to 1936. Ten of them were later updated to AT-32 standard as T-32Cs The 11 AT-32s had variable pitch propellers, and could be converted into 15 passenger day transport. A few Condor II were used by the US services as transports, but most military production was of the BT-32 bomber-transport version of the AT-32 with accommodation for 15 and machine guns in nose, dorsal, ventral, and two beam positions. Of the eight BT-32s, the first was sold to China, three were floatplane exported to Colombia, and four were landplanes delivered to Peru. There was also a CT-32 military transport with a large loading door on the starboard side of the fuselage.|
|Manufacturer: Curtiss||Length: 49 ft. 6 in.|
|First Flight:||Height: 16 ft. 4 in.|
|Model: BT-32||Wing Span: 82 ft. 0 in.|
|Crew: Four||Wing Area: 1,208.0 sq. ft.|
|Nickname: Condor II||Empty Weight: 11,762 lb.|
|Basic Role: Bomber / Transport||Max. Weight: 18,500 lb.|
transport for the US Army Air Corps.
transport for the US Navy and Marine Corps.
transport for Argentina.
|Armament: Five 0.3-in 7.62-mm machine guns, and up to 3,968 lb. of bombs.|
|Principal User: Argentina, China, Colombia, Great Britain, Peru, and USA.||
|Power Plant: Wright SGR-1820-F52 Cyclone radial piston engines.|
|Range: 840 miles.||Horsepower: 760-hp (567-kW)|
|Max. Speed: 180 mph.||No. Of Engines: Two|
|Ceiling: 20,000 ft.|
|Climb Rate: 1,200 ft. per minute.||
Photo by Muess de 1' Air