Specifications for the
Bell XFM Airacuda
Bomber Interceptor / Bomber Destroyer / Heavy Fighter
Focus Model: Bell XFM-1 Airacuda
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1937
Production Total: 13
Length: 44.85 ft (13.67 m)
Width: 69.85 ft (21.29 m)
Height: 13.58ft (4.14 m)
Weight (Empty): 13,375 lb (6,067 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 17,333 lb (7,862 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Allison V-1710-41 liquid-cooled supercharged V12 engines developing 1,150 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 277 mph (446 kmh; 241 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,600 miles (4,184 km)
Service Ceiling: 30,512 ft (9,300 m; 5.8 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,480 feet-per-minute (451 m/min)
1 x 37mm M4 cannon in left engine nacelle with 1 x 7.62mm tracer machine gun.
1 x 37mm cannon in right engine nacelle with 1 x 7.62mm tracer machine gun.
1 x 0.50 caliber M2 Browning heavy machine gun in left waist position.
1 x 0.50 caliber M2 Browning heavy machine gun in right waist position.
LATER (added to existing):
1 x 0.30 caliber M1919 Browning machine gun in retractable dorsal turret.
1 x 0.30 caliber M1919 Browning machine gun in ventral tunnel position.
Up to 600 lb of conventional drop bombs for bomber destroyer role.
Bell Model 1 - Internal Bell Project Model Designation