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Though fewer than 100 Boeing Model 247 aircraft were manufactured, these helped to push civilian air travel in the pre-World War 2 period.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 5/28/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1933
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
3
[ 75 Units ] :
Boeing - USA
National flag of United States United States
- Ground Attack
- Close-Air Support (CAS)
- Transport
- Commercial Market
- VIP Transport
- X-Plane / Developmental
Length:
51.67 ft (15.75 m)
Width:
74.08 ft (22.58 m)
Height:
12.14 ft (3.7 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Boeing Model 247D production model)
Empty Weight:
8,918 lb (4,045 kg)
MTOW:
13,658 lb (6,195 kg)
(Diff: +4,740lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Boeing Model 247D production model)
2 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340 S1H1 "Wasp" 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 500 horsepower each driving three-bladed propeller units.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Boeing Model 247D production model)
Max Speed:
199 mph (320 kph; 173 kts)
Service Ceiling:
25,262 feet (7,700 m; 4.78 miles)
Max Range:
746 miles (1,200 km; 648 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
1,150 ft/min (351 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Boeing Model 247D production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Boeing Model 247D production model)
Model 247 - Base Series Designation.
Model 280 - Originally-proposed form powered by 2 x Pratt & Whitney "Hornet" engines of 700 horsepower each; seating for fourteen.
Model 247A - Deutsche Lufthansa model of 1934; powered by 2 x PW Wasp engines of 625 horsepower.
Model 247D - One0ff racing platform; variable-pitch propeller units.
Model 247E - Testbed.
Model 247Y - Limited-production armed variant for military service; sole example delivered to Chinese forces; second example retained for evaluation/trials.
C-73 - USAAC/USAAF models pulled from civilian Model 247D airliner stock for service in World War 2; 27 examples procured.
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