Huff-Daland XHB-1

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XHB-1 "Cyclops"
Huff-Daland HB-1.jpg
Role Heavy single-engined bomber
National origin United States
Manufacturer Huff-Daland
Primary user United States Army Air Corps
Number built 1
Variants Huff-Daland XB-1

The Huff-Daland XHB-1 "Cyclops" was a 1920s American prototype heavy bomber designed and built by the Huff-Daland company.[1]

The XHB-1 was designed as an enlarged version of the earlier LB-1 powered by a single 750 hp Packard 2A-2540 nose-mounted engine. It had a crew of four and had a 4000 lb bomb load. The Army decided not to order the Cyclops into production as it had decided single-engined aircraft were not suitable for the role.

A twin-engined version was developed as the XB-1 Super Cyclops.[2]

Operators[edit]

 United States
United States Army Air Corps

Specifications (XHB-1)[edit]

Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 4 (pilot, co-pilot, rear gunner, navigator/ventral gunner)
  • Length: 59 ft 7 in (18.17 m)
  • Wingspan: 84 ft 7 in (25.79 m)
  • Height: 17 ft 2 in (5.23 m)
  • Gross weight: 16834 lb (7636 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Packard 2A-2540, 750 hp (560 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 109 mph (175 km/h)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Andrade 1979, p 128
  2. ^ Orbis 1985, page 2255
  3. ^ "Huff-Daland XHB-1". National Museum of the US Air Force. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
Bibliography
  • Andrade, John. U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Leicester: Midland Counties Publications, 1979. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Lodon: Orbis Publishing, 1985.