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Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops


Medium Bomber Prototype Aircraft


United States | 1927



"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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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops Medium Bomber Prototype Aircraft.
2 x Curtiss V-1570-5 Conqueror V12 liquid-cooled engines developing 600 horsepower each.
Propulsion
99 mph
160 kph | 86 kts
Max Speed
14,993 ft
4,570 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
699 miles
1,125 km | 607 nm
Operational Range
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
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Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops Medium Bomber Prototype Aircraft.
5
(MANNED)
Crew
62.0 ft
18.90 m
O/A Length
85.0 ft
(25.90 m)
O/A Width
19.3 ft
(5.87 m)
O/A Height
9,469 lb
(4,295 kg)
Empty Weight
17,053 lb
(7,735 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops Medium Bomber Prototype Aircraft .
STANDARD:
6 x .303 Lewis machine guns

OPTIONAL:
Up to 4,000 lb of conventional drop bombs.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops family line.
XB-1 - Base Series Prototype; Packard engines fitted
XB-1B - Curtiss Conqueror engines fitted
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 1 Units

Contractor(s): Huff-Daland Aero Corporation - USA
National flag of the United States

[ United States ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (99mph).

Graph Average of 75 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Max Alt Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Production Comparison
1
36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
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
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Image of the Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops
Image from the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to airborne requirements.
GROUND ATTACK
X-PLANE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
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