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Curtiss C-46 Commando

Curtiss Commando was born as a design for a 36-seat commercial airliner with a pressurized cabin, designated the "CW-20". Development began in 1936 with the Curtiss design team, led by George W. Page. The CW-20 was planned as a larger, more reliable and more powerful competitor to the Douglas DC-3, which was just entering service at the time.

Curtiss-Wright CW-21 or American Interceptor in the hands of Dutch pilots, part 2

The first Japanese raid on Java occurred on February 2, 1942. The Curtiss-Wrights remained on the ground that day. They first flew against the enemy the next day, February 3, 1942. The Japanese attacked seventy Mitsubishi G3M Nell bombers from Takao KΓ³kΓΊtai, Kanoya KΓ³kΓΊtai and 3. KΓ³kΓΊtai, whose air cover was provided by forty-four fighters Mitsubishi A6M Reisen (Zero) from Tainan KΓ³kΓΊi. KΓ³kΓΊtai.

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