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Douglas B-23 Dragon

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The USAAF ordered a total of 38 a/c which were fairly quickly relegated to training and transport roles. This a/c was the first to be equipped with a tail gunner position and made its first flight 27/July/1939.

General:

Type: Bomber/Heavy

Crew: 4

Seating: 5

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

58' 4"

18' 6"

92' 0"

19059 lbs.

30475 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

2

1600 hp per engine

Wright R-2600-3 Cyclones

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

1455 miles

282 mph

 - mph

 - ft/sec

 - ft

Armament:

3x.30cal nose, ventral, dorsal positions & .50cal machinegun in the tail

     

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