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Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops


Medium Bomber Prototype Aircraft


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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 4/5/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1927
Status: Cancelled
Manufacturer(s): Huff-Daland Aero Corporation - USA
Production: 1
Crew: 5
Length: 62.01 ft (18.9 m)
Width: 84.97 ft (25.9 m)
Height: 19.26 ft (5.87 m)
Weight (Empty): 9,469 lb (4,295 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 17,053 lb (7,735 kg)
Power: 2 x Curtiss V-1570-5 Conqueror V12 liquid-cooled engines developing 600 horsepower each.
Speed: 99 mph (160 kph; 86 kts)
Ceiling: 14,993 feet (4,570 m; 2.84 miles)
Range: 699 miles (1,125 km; 607 nm)
Operators: United States






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Armament



STANDARD:
6 x .303 Lewis machine guns

OPTIONAL:
Up to 4,000 lb of conventional drop bombs.

Variants / Models



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