Huff-Daland LB-1

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LB-1
Huff-Daland LB-1.jpg
Role Single engine biplane bomber
Manufacturer Huff-Daland
First flight 1923
Introduction 1923
Primary user United States Army Air Service
Number built 10

The 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]

XLB-1
Prototype aircraft, powered by an 800-hp (597-kW) Packard 1A-2500 piston engine; one built (S/N 23-1250).
LB-1
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]

 United States

Specifications[edit]

Data from United States Military Aircraft since 1909[2]

General characteristics

  • 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 ft2 (105.7 m2)
  • 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

Performance

  • 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)

Armament

  • 5 × .30 machine guns
  • 2,750 lb (1,250 kg) of bombs[3]

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Maurer Maurer (1982). Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II Page 60
  2. ^ Swanborough and Bowers 1963, p. 280.
  3. ^ a b "Huff-Daland LB-1". National Museum of the US Air Force. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
Bibliography
  • 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