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Douglas B-23 Dragon

Douglas B-23 Dragon © David Lednicer
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B-23 Dragon

Bomber / Transport Aircraft

The Douglas B-23 Dragon is a twin-engined medium bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company.

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 m994 ft
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
Data for (Version)Douglas B-23 Dragon
VariantsDouglas UC-67

Remarks
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.


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