This Day in Aviation History
September 22, 1938
First flight of the Curtiss-Wright CW-21.
The Curtiss-Wright Model 21 (also known as the Curtiss-Wright Model 21 Demonstrator, the Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Interceptor, the Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon) was a United States-built fighter interceptor, developed by the St. Louis Airplane Division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation during the 1930s.
In 1938, George A. Page, head of the Saint Louis Airplane Division of Curtiss-Wright, decided to develop a fighter aircraft based on Carl W. Scott’s two seater Model 19. Page’s concept was a lightweight fighter interceptor with as high a rate of climb as possible in order to allow bomber formations to be attacked…..
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