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Boeing XB-15 bomber aircraft
Text on verso: 'Sometimes called the Super Fortress, this Titan of the air had a wing spread 45 feet greater than the Y1B-17. The XB-15 weighed 13 tons more, was 20 feet longer and three feet higher. Because of its extreme weight (35 tons) the XB-15 was equipped with double-truck landing gear having four huge tires. This airplane was so big each of the four 1000 twin-row Pratt & Whitney engines would be reached during flight by mechanics who crawled to the engines through the great wings. The most modern devices for the aid of flight and navigation were incorporated; full radio equipment, automatic pilot, de-icers for the wings and wing-flaps to reduce the landing speed. (wing span 150 ft.; length about 90ft.'
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964
Boeing Aircraft Company
BombersAirplanes, MilitaryBoeing airplanesBoeing bombers
1 photographic print : b&w
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360)
Aircraft - U.S. & British, Folder 49-62
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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