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 14
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 m92,0 ft
Wing Area92,3 m²994 ft²
Length17,80 m58,4 ft
Height5,63 m18,5 ft
First Flight27.07.1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production38
ICAO CodeB23
FAA TCDSTC 2-576
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]