North American XB-28 (Dragon) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1942
Type: High-Altitude, Medium Fast Bomber Prototype
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): North American Aviation - USA
Production Total: 2
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 5
Overall Length: 56.33 feet (17.17 meters)
Overall Width: 72.51 feet (22.10 meters)
Overall Height: 22.01 feet (6.71 meters)
Weight (Empty): 25,574 lb (11,600 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 39,132 lb (17,750 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-7 turbosupercharged, air-cooled, 18-cylinder radial piston engines developing 2,000 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 373 mph (600 kph; 324 knots)
Maximum Range: 2,041 miles (3,285 km)
Service Ceiling: 34,793 feet (10,605 meters; 6.59 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,111 feet-per-minute (339 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 0.50 caliber Browning machine guns in remote-controlled dorsal turret.
2 x 0.50 caliber Browning machine guns in remote-controlled ventral turret.
2 x 0.50 caliber Browning machine guns in remote-controlled tail turret.
Internal bomb load maximum of up to 4,000lbs.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
XB-28 "Dragon" - Base Series Designation; initial prototype form.
XB-28A - Fast Reconnaissance Prototype; single example.