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Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops


Medium Bomber Prototype Aircraft (1927)


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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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Specifications



Service Year
1927

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
CANCELLED
Development Ended.
Crew
5

Production
1
UNITS


Huff-Daland Aero Corporation - USA
National flag of the United States United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
X-Plane (Developmental, Prototype, Technology Demonstrator)
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.


Length
62.0 ft
(18.90 m)
Width/Span
85.0 ft
(25.90 m)
Height
19.3 ft
(5.87 m)
Empty Wgt
9,469 lb
(4,295 kg)
MTOW
17,053 lb
(7,735 kg)
Wgt Diff
+7,584 lb
(+3,440 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops production variant)
Installed: 2 x Curtiss V-1570-5 Conqueror V12 liquid-cooled engines developing 600 horsepower each.
Max Speed
99 mph
(160 kph | 86 kts)
Ceiling
14,993 ft
(4,570 m | 3 mi)
Range
699 mi
(1,125 km | 2,083 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
STANDARD:
6 x .303 Lewis machine guns

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


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun
Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 6


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


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