Curtiss P-36 Hawk

Handmade foamboard scratch build RC Plane Warbird WWII fighter scale model

Curtiss P-36 Hawk RC plane

Materials: 3mm, 5mm Axton (Leroy Merlin) XPS foam (or Depron 3mm, 6mm) + Balsa wood 4x4, UHU Por glue
Wingspan: 762mm (30")
Flying Weight: 225g (8 oz)
Motor: MF2203-1900KV (19,5g)
Propeller: 8043 (6,5g)
Receiver: FrSky S6R (12g)
ESC: VGood 12A (14g)
Servos: ailerons - EMAX ES08D II (9g), rudder and elevator - EMAX ES9051 (5g)
LiHV battery: 1100mah 2S 7.6V
Stainless Steel Spring Wire 1 - 1,8 mm
Wheels 40 mm
Carbon Fiber Hollow Tube: 500x2x1mm
Nylon Control Horn with Clevis (0,52+0,34g):
Control Horn (0,5g)
Hinge Linker (24mm):

Free plans (templates)

Print in actual size (100%) A4 210×297mm on 200g/m2 paper.
If you want a larger scale print 133% A3 297×420 mm (Wingspan: 1013mm (40")) Download PDF

Curtiss P-36 Hawk fome plans

Curtiss P-36 Hawk fome templates

Curtiss P-36 Hawk RC

Curtiss P-36 Hawk free blueprints

How to make (step by step video tutorial) and maiden flight


Servoless Retractable Landing Gear(25g)
Nylon Black Screws (M2.5 + 8mm)
Silicone Rubber O-ring Sealing (6 x 2mm)

American fighter
Curtiss P-36 Hawk
Created at the same time as the P-35 Curtiss, this aircraft made its maiden flight in the spring of 1935. After positive test results, these machines received a new designation - P-36. The first production series consisted of 180 P-36As with an R-1830-13 engine with a capacity of 708kW and reinforced weapons. 135 H-75A-3 aircraft were built, and a total of P-36 / H-75 of all versions - almost 1,200.
Technical data: Wingspan: 11.37 m
Length: 8.71 m
Height: 2.74 m
Max speed: 501 km / h
Range: 1320 km

The aircraft, designed under the leadership of D. Berlin in the mid-30s, was a new generation fighter - an all-metal monoplane with a retractable landing gear and a closed cockpit. The prototype "Model 75" went for testing in May 1935. Having lost the SEV-1ХР aircraft in the competition for the US Army fighter, nevertheless, Curtiss in June 1936 received an order for 3 pre-production Y1P-36 aircraft with 14-cylinder engines air-cooled "Pratt & Whitney" I-1830-13 (1050 hp). Tests of the first of them began in March 1937. The aircraft showed good flight qualities, excellent maneuverability and controllability. The test resulted in an order for 210 aircraft designated P-36A, issued in July 1937 - the largest order for a military aircraft issued in the United States after World War I. Deliveries of serial aircraft began in April 1938, and the total volume of production was approximately 1,000 aircraft, with 3/4 of them exported.

In the USA, the P-36s were armed with the 20th, 1st, 8th IAGs, but by December 1941 the aircraft was considered obsolete, and it was transferred to training units or sent to Alaska, Hawaii, to the Panama Canal zone. The only episode of the combat use of the American P-36 was the reflection of the raid on Pearl Harbor - 4 such aircraft managed to rise into the air, shooting down 2 enemy vehicles.
In the French Air Force, Hawk 75A aircraft received the designation Н.75С1. In the spring of 1939 they began to re-equip the 4th and 5th fighter squadrons. On September 8, 1939, the aircraft of the GC II / 4 group shot down two Bf 109Es, the first victories of the Allied aviation. By May 1940, 4 groups flew on the N.75S1, the fifth (II / GC 2) received such machines in early June. Despite the fact that Curtiss was inferior to the Bf 109E in speed, its excellent maneuverability gave a chance to win. As a result, Н.75С1 became the best French fighters: by June 1940 their pilots won 230 confirmed and 80 probable victories, having lost only 29 of their aircraft in air battles. Of the 11 French aces, who recorded more than 5 victories, 7 flew on the H.75C1 (5 of them - in the 1 / BC 5 group). The most successful among them was M. La Mesle (15 confirmed and 5 probable victories).
As part of the Vichy Air Force, they retained 3 groups of N.75S1 -2 in Morocco and 1 in Senegal. In November 1942, Moroccan groups took part in an attempt to repel the landing of American troops. In battles with carrier-based Р4Р-4s, 7 vehicles were shot down and 15 Н.75С1 were lost. Subsequently, the surviving Curtiss were used by the Free French Air Force for training purposes.
Mohawk aircraft were used mainly in South African squadrons that fought in East Africa against Italians (72 aircraft were transferred). 74 Mohawk Mk.IV were sent to India, where they were operated in conjunction with the N75A-5 and A-9. On the Burmese front, the Mohawks were used until December 1943.
Several dozen French and Norwegian Hawks were captured by Germany. 44 of them (36 former French and 8 Norwegian) were sold to Finland. They were operated in the HLelv 32 group. The Finnish pilots flying the Hawks achieved 190 aerial victories. In the post-war period, the Hawks served in Finland until 1948.
In the Air Force of the Dutch East Indies Hawks armed detachment 1-VIG-IV. Flying as fighters and attack aircraft, they fought against the Japanese until early February 1942.
Chinese "Curtiss" took part in the war with Japan, and Thai - in the conflict with French Indochina at the beginning of 1941 and an attempt to repel Japanese aggression at the end of the year.
The USA delivered 10 P-36A in 1942 to Brazil, and 28 P-38C in 1943 to Peru. 12 Mohawks Mk.IV Great Britain handed over to Portugal.
The Curtiss Hawk, although it did not become a particularly common fighter of the US Army Air Force, was actively used in the combat operations of the Air Forces of France, Finland and a number of other countries. By 1941, it no longer met modern requirements, but its excellent maneuverability and robust design in many cases contributed to its successful combat use. The P-36 glider became the basis for the massively built P-40 fighter.