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Ryan Brougham

Ryan B-1Brougham N6956 Yanks Air Museum Chino, CA © Karsten Palt
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The Ryan Brougham is a series of single-engine five- or six-seat airliner developed by the US-American manufacturer Ryan Aeronautical Company and produced by B.F. Mahoney Aircraft Corporation and later by Ryan-Mahoney Aircraft Corporation. The Brougham series includes the B-1, B-3, B-5 and the B-7 Brougham.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright J-5 Whirlwind
Engine Power168 kW225 hp
Speed200 km/h108 kts
  124 mph
Service Ceiling4.877 m16.000 ft
Range1.130 km610 NM
702 mi.
Empty Weight848 kg1.870 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.497 kg3.300 lbs
Wing Span12,80 m42,0 ft
Wing Area25,0 m269 ft
Length8,46 m27,8 ft
Height2,67 m8,8 ft
First Flight1927
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1927-1930
Total Production228
Developed fromRyan M-2
Data for (Version)Ryan B-1 Brougham
VariantsB-1, B-3, B-5, B-7
The Ryan Brougham is a development of the Ryan M-2 mail plane. The Ryan B-1 Brougham was the first production model powered by a Wright J-5 engine (150 built). Of the slightly larger six seat B-3 only 9 were built. The Brougham B-5 of which 61 were built was powered by a Wright J-6 engine (300 hp / 224 kW). The last version B-7 (8 built) was powered by a Pratt & Whitney C-1 Wasp engine with 420 hp (313 kW).

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