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Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops - United States, 1927

Detailing the development and operational history of the Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops Medium Bomber Prototype.

 Entry last updated on 12/17/2014; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

  Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops  
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The Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops heavy bomber was an evolved twin-engine, twin-boom form of the earlier Huff-Daland XHB-1 prototype.

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Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops Specifications

Service Year: 1927
Type: Medium Bomber Prototype
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Huff-Daland Aero Corporation - USA
Total Production: 1

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 5
Overall Length: 62.01 feet (18.9 meters)
Overall Width: 84.97 feet (25.90 meters)
Overall Height: 19.26 feet (5.87 meters)

Weight (Empty): 9,469 lb (4,295 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 17,053 lb (7,735 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: 2 x Curtiss V-1570-5 Conqueror V12 liquid-cooled engines developing 600 horsepower each.

Maximum Speed: 86 knots (99 mph; 160 kph)
Maximum Range: 607 nautical miles (699 miles; 1,125 km)
Service Ceiling: 14,993 feet (4,570 meters; 2.84 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload

6 x .303 Lewis machine guns

Up to 4,000 lb of conventional drop bombs.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)

United States

Model Variants

XB-1 - Base Series Prototype; Packard engines fitted
XB-1B - Curtiss Conqueror engines fitted

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