Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk of VF-1B, 1933-34
The Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk was the last version of the Curtiss Hawk biplane to enter US service as a fighter, and featured a metal framework for the wings. The F11C-2 was later given a higher rear turtleback rear deck and a partially sliding canopy which covered the rear half of the open cockpit, and in the new configuration became the Curtiss BFC-2. This shot shows the original lower rear deck, and has no canopy.
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Rickard, J (16 January 2017), Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk of VF-1B, 1933-34 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_curtiss_F11C-2_VF-1B.html