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Encyclopedia > XPBB Sea Ranger

The Boeing XPBB Sea Ranger was a prototype twin-engined flying boat Patrol Bomber built for the US Navy. While a production order for some 500 aircraft was awarded to Boeing in 1941, the order was canceled in 1942 so that the plant could be used to build US Army Air Corps bombers. The sole example actually completed was nicknamed "the Lone Ranger". The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, near Seattle, Washington. ... Prototypes or prototypical instances combine the most representative attributes of a category. ... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1941: Events Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic Ocean. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1942: Events January January 30 - Canadian Pacific Air Lines formed by the acquisition and merger of Arrow Airways and Canadian Airways, along with all the various subsidiaries of the latter. ... 1. ... The Lone Ranger was an early, long-running radio and television show based on characters created by George W. Trendle of Detroit, Michigan and developed by writer Fran Stryker of Buffalo, New York. ...


Specifications (XPBB-1 Sea Ranger)

General characteristics

  • Crew:
  • Length: 94 ft 9 in (28.88 m)
  • Wingspan: 139 ft 9 in (42.58 m)
  • Height: 34 ft 2 in (10.41 m)
  • Wing area: 1,826 ft² (169.6 m²)
  • Empty: 41,531 lb (18,383 kg)
  • Loaded: lb ( kg)
  • Maximum takeoff: 101,130 lb (45,872 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2× Wright R-3350-8 radials, 2,300 hp (1,716 kW) each

The R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone was one of the most powerful radial aircraft engines produced in the United States. ...

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 228 mph (367 km/h)
  • Range: 6,300 miles (10,140 km)
  • Service ceiling: 22,400 ft (6,830 m)
  • Rate of climb: ft/min ( m/min)
  • Wing loading: lb/ft² ( kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: hp/lb ( kW/kg)

Armament

  • 8× .50 cal machine guns
  • up to 20,000 lb (9,100 kg) of bombs

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XPBB Sea Ranger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (160 words)
The Boeing XPBB Sea Ranger was a prototype twin-engined flying boat Patrol Bomber built for the US Navy.
While a production order for some 500 aircraft was awarded to Boeing in 1941, the order was canceled in 1942 so that the plant could be used to build United States Army Air Corps bombers.
Navy: XPBB - PB2B - PBJ - PBM
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