Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1943
Type: Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft Prototype
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Boeing Company - USA
Production Total: 1
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 10
Overall Length: 73.98 feet (22.55 meters)
Overall Width: 103.84 feet (31.65 meters)
Overall Height: 19.19 feet (5.85 meters)
Weight (Empty): 34,745 lb (15,760 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 64,000 lb (29,030 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 4 x Allison V-1710-97 turbosupercharged V12 liquid-cooled inline piston engines developing 1,425 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 326 mph (525 kph; 283 knots)
Maximum Range: 3,299 miles (5,310 km)
Service Ceiling: 29,593 feet (9,020 meters; 5.60 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
10 x 0.50 caliber Browning heavy machine guns along various positions of the aircraft including a dorsal turret, belly turret, tail emplacement, and nose and beam positions.
Internal bomb load of 6,000lb.
Global Operators / Customers
United States (cancelled)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
XB-38 - Base Series Designation; one example completed.