Pomilio BVL-12

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Role Experimental biplane bomber
Manufacturer Engineering Division/Pomilio Brothers
Designer Ottorino Pomilio
First flight 1919
Primary user United States Army Air Corps
Number built 6

The Pomilio BVL-12 was an American experimental single-engine biplane bomber built by the United States Army Engineering Division to the design of Ottorino Pomilio for the United States Army Air Corps after World War I.

Powered by a 400 hp (298 kW) Liberty V12, it would seat two. It featured an equal-span wing, the lower of the pair attached to the fuselage by struts, unique in the United States, rather than directly, which was more usual. Performance proved disappointing, and only six trial models were built.


 United States


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 3 in (13.79 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Liberty L-12 water-cooled 12-cylinder vee engine, 400 hp (298 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 111 mph (179 km/h)
Related lists




  • Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Etobicoke, ON: Prospero Books, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.

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