Douglas B-23 Dragon

Bomber / Transport Aircraft

Douglas B-23 Dragon N61Y 2737 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas B-23 Dragon is a twin-engined medium bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company.
The B-23 Dragon is a development of the Douglas B-18 Bolo. As the B-23 was not suitable for combat 18 aircraft were converted to UC-67 transport aircraft.
Crew6
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright R-2600-3 Cyclone
Engine Power (each)1193 kW1600 hp
Speed454 km/h245 kts
  282 mph
Service Ceiling9.630 m31.594 ft
Range2.254 km1.217 NM
1.401 mi.
Empty Weight8.659 kg19.090 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight14.696 kg32.400 lbs
Wing Span28,04 m91 ft 12 in
Wing Area92,3 m994 ft
Length17,80 m58 ft 5 in
Height5,63 m18 ft 6 in
First Flight27.07.1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production38
ICAO CodeB23
FAA TCDSTC 2-576
Data for (Version)Douglas B-23 Dragon
VariantsDouglas UC-67

[Photo-ID: 10988] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas B-23 Dragon, , N61Y, c/n 2737, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
B-23 Dragon
Reg.: N61Y
c/n: 2737
 
ex N534AJ, ex USAAC 39-0051
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10989] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas B-23 Dragon, , N61Y, c/n 2737, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
B-23 Dragon
Reg.: N61Y
c/n: 2737
 
ex N534AJ, ex USAAC 39-0051
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 13229] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Douglas UC-67 Dragon, United States Air Force (USAF), 39-0047, c/n 2733, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
UC-67 Dragon
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 39-0047
c/n: 2733
 
ex N880L
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13230] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Douglas UC-67 Dragon, United States Air Force (USAF), 39-0047, c/n 2733, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
UC-67 Dragon
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 39-0047
c/n: 2733
 
ex N880L
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13231] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Douglas UC-67 Dragon, United States Air Force (USAF), 39-0047, c/n 2733, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
UC-67 Dragon
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 39-0047
c/n: 2733
 
ex N880L
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]