CW-22 was based on the single-seat CW-21 light fighter and
first flew in 1940. The landing gear retracted rearward into
fairings under the wings.
The CW-22 was sold to the Netherlands for use in
the East Indies, Turkey and several Latin American countries.
Several Dutch aircraft were captured and flown by the
Japanese. The CW-22 could be armed with two machine-guns--one
fixed forward and the other on a flexible mount.
The U.S. Navy purchased 455 CW-22s with the
designation SNC-1 Falcon as an advanced trainer.