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|National origin||United States|
|Designer||Giuseppe Mario Bellanca|
|First flight||September 1925|
The WB-1 was demonstrated at the 1925 Pulitzer Prize Air Races in New York. In the first day's flights, the WB-1 clocked in 121.8 mph in a closed course race. On day two, the WB-1 won in a payload versus hp and speed efficiency contest, beating a Curtiss Oriole and Sikorsky S-31. In 1926, pilot Fred Becker crashed the overloaded aircraft in a world-record endurance attempt. The aircraft cartwheeled and broke up on a landing attempt.
Data from Air and Space, Air Pictorial 1975
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 5
- Wingspan: 45 ft (14 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright J-4 Whirlwind 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 200 hp (150 kW)
- Propellers: 2-bladed
- Related development
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