Huff-Daland LB-1 was an American biplane light bomber aircraft operated by the United States Army Air Service in the 1920s.
Derived from the
XLB-1 prototype bought by the Army in 1923, the LB-1 development aircraft was powered by a single Packard 2A-2500 engine and carried an extra crewman. It proved underpowered in service trials, and was replaced by the twin-engined XLB-3.
Variants [ edit ]
Prototype aircraft, powered by an 800-hp (597-kW) Packard 1A-2500 piston engine; one built (S/N 23-1250).
Single-engine light bomber biplane,powered by an 800-hp (597-kW) Packard 2A-2500 piston engine; nine built (S/N 26-377/385).
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications [ edit ]
Data from United States Military Aircraft since 1909 [2 ]
Crew: Four [3 ]
Length: 46 ft 2 in (14.07 m)
Wingspan: 60 ft 6 in (20.27 m)
Height: 14 ft 11 in (4.55 m)
Wing area: 1,137 ft 2 (105.7 m 2)
Empty weight: 6,237 lb (2,876 kg)
Gross weight: 12,415 lb (5,631 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Packard 2A-2500 water-cooled vee engine, 787 hp (587 kW) each
Maximum speed: 120 mph (190 km/h)
Cruise speed: 105 mph (169 km/h)
Range: 430 miles (692 km)
Service ceiling: 11,150 ft (3,400 m)
Rate of climb: 530 ft/min (2.7 m/s)
5 × .30 machine guns
2,750 lb (1,250 kg) of bombs
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Donald, David, ed.
Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Etobicoke, ON: Prospero Books, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X. Swanborough, F.G. and Peter M. Bowers.
United States Military Aircraft since 1909. London: Putnam, 1963.
USAF Museum fact sheet