Boeing TB


Boeing TB

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name=TB


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type=Torpedo bomber
manufacturer=Boeing
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first flight=May 1927
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The Boeing TB (or Model 63) was a torpedo bomber built for the US Navy in 1927. It was a large unstaggered, equal-span biplane of conventional configuration with interchangeable float and wheeled undercarriage. As a landplane, the main gear units carried twin wheels. The underside of the fuselage incorporated a glazed station for the bombardier. Even before the three XTB-1s were delivered, the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics had changed its opinion about what was needed in a torpedo bomber, and based on experience with the NAF XTN-1 had decided that a twin-engine aircraft would better suit the role. Having thus been made redundant, no TBs past the three prototypes were built.

pecifications

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crew=Three - pilot, gunner, and bombardier
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length m=12.45
length ft=40
length in=10
span m=16.76
span ft=55
span in=0
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height m=4.12
height ft=13
height in=6
wing area sqm=80.6
wing area sqft=868
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aspect ratio=
empty weight kg=2,558
empty weight lb=5,640
gross weight kg=4,339
gross weight lb=9,786

eng1 number=1
eng1 type=Packard 3A-2500
eng1 kw= 544
eng1 hp= 730
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max speed kmh=185
max speed mph=115
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range km=1,413
range miles=878
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ceiling m=3,810
ceiling ft=12,500
glide ratio=
climb rate ms=3.8
climb rate ftmin=754
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armament1=1 × fixed, forward-firing .30 M2 Browning machine gun
armament2=1 × trainable, rearward-firing .30 Browning machine gun
armament3=1 × Bliss-Leavitt torpedo
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