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Burnelli CB-16

United States (1929)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Burnelli CB-16 VIP / Corporate Passenger Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 9/2/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United States
Year: 1929
Type: VIP / Corporate Passenger Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Burnelli - USA
Production: 1

Just one example of the revolutionary Burnelli CB-16 was completed in the late 1920s, bankrolled by Paul W. Chapman.

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Width: 90.06 ft (27.45 m)
Empty Weight: 8,818 lb (4,000 kg)
MTOW: 11,707 lb (5,310 kg)

Installed Power
2 x Curtiss Conqueror V-12 piston engines developing 500 horsepower each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 146 mph (235 kph; 127 kts)
Maximum Range: 808 mi (1,300 km; 702 nm)
Service Ceiling: 16,404 ft (5,000 m; 3.11 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 940 ft/min (287 m/min)


Operators List
United States (cancelled)

Series Model Variants
• CB-11 - Base Series Designation
• Uppercu-Burnelli CB-300 - Alternative designation