Douglas B-18 Bolo

Bomber

Douglas B-18B Bolo US Army Air Corps (USAAC) 38-0593 2643 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas B-18 Bolo is a twin-engined bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company. The B-18 served as maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft also.
The B-18 Bolo is based on the Douglas DC-2 commercial airliner.
Crew6
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright R-1820-53 Cyclone
Engine Power (each)746 kW1000 hp
Speed346 km/h187 kts
  215 mph
Service Ceiling7.285 m23.900 ft
Range1.932 km1.043 NM
1.200 mi.
Empty Weight7.403 kg16.321 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight12.552 kg27.672 lbs
Wing Span27,28 m89 ft 6 in
Wing Area89,7 m966 ft
Length17,63 m57 ft 10 in
Height4,62 m15 ft 2 in
First Flight04/1935
Production Statusout of production
Total Production350
Developed fromDouglas DC-2
Data for (Version)Douglas B-18A
VariantsB-18, B-18M, B-18A, B-18AM, B-18B, C-58, Digby I

[Photo-ID: 5339] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Douglas B-18A Bolo, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) , 37-0469, c/n 2469, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
B-18A Bolo
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Reg.: 37-0469
c/n: 2469
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5338] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Douglas B-18A Bolo, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) , 37-0469, c/n 2469, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
B-18A Bolo
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Reg.: 37-0469
c/n: 2469
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 13224] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Douglas B-18B Bolo, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) , 37-0029, c/n 1890, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
B-18B Bolo
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Reg.: 37-0029
c/n: 1890
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13225] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Douglas B-18B Bolo, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) , 37-0029, c/n 1890, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
B-18B Bolo
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Reg.: 37-0029
c/n: 1890
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10984] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas B-18B Bolo, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) , 38-0593, c/n 2643, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
B-18B Bolo
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Reg.: 38-0593
c/n: 2643
 
ex N66267
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10985] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas B-18B Bolo, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) , 38-0593, c/n 2643, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
B-18B Bolo
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Reg.: 38-0593
c/n: 2643
 
ex N66267
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]