Boeing Model 95
|First flight||29 December 1928|
|Primary users||Boeing Air Transport|
Honduran Air Force
While the Model 95 was of the same general configuration as the Model 40, it was larger and more sophisticated aerodynamically and structurally, and was optimized for freight instead of passengers. The fuselage was of far more advanced construction than its predecessor, building on what Boeing had learned about all-metal fuselages while developing the P-12 and F4B fighters, while the wing had stagger and a simplified structure.
The majority of Boeing 95s spent their careers flying Boeing's airmail routes, however a small number did find their way to other operators. At least one Boeing 95 was used by the Honduran Air Force as a bomber. Another Model 95 took part in Boeing-arranged inflight refuelling demonstrations in 1929 but was unsuccessful in either of the two attempts made to fly a round-trip across the continental United States without landing.
- Model 95
- standard production version
- Model 95A
- one aircraft built with Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine
Specifications (Model 95)
Data from Boeing Aircraft since 1916
- Crew: 1
- Length: 31 ft 11 in (9.73 m)
- Wingspan: 44 ft 3 in (13.49 m)
- Height: 12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)
- Wing area: 490 sq ft (46 m2)
- Airfoil: Boeing 109/106
- Empty weight: 3,196 lb (1,450 kg)
- Gross weight: 5,840 lb (2,649 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 525 hp (391 kW)
- Maximum speed: 142 mph (229 km/h; 123 kn)
- Cruise speed: 120 mph (193 km/h; 104 kn)
- Range: 520 mi (452 nmi; 837 km)
- Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,900 m)
- Rate of climb: 950 ft/min (4.8 m/s)
Accidents and incidents
- On January 10, 1930, a Western Air Express Boeing Air Transport Boeing 95 "NC420E",while flying the US mail on CAM 4 routing from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City crashed in fog and snow south of Cedar City, UT. The pilot, Maury Graham, survived the crash but died while attempting to hike out. He and the aircraft were found five months later.
- On May 24, 1931, a Pacific Air Transport Boeing 95, registration NC397E, crashed into a mountain near Bellefonte, Pennsylvania in poor visibility, killing the pilot.
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