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Boeing F4B fighter

F4B-4

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F4B-1 fighter 8/1929 - 1/1933 27 late 1937 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-17 engine (525 h. p.)
F4B-2 46 minor alterations
F4B-3 21 metal construction
F4B-4 74 R-1340-16 engine (550 h. p.), lifeboat

 

Modification

F4B-4

Wing span, m

9.14

Length, m

6.12

Height, m

2.84

Wings area, m2

21.13

Empty mass, kg

1068

Full flying-off mass, kg

1638

Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-16
Power, h. p. 550
Maximal speed, km/h 303
Cruise speed, km/h 254
Flying range, km 600
Vertical speed, m/s 8.7
Maximal altitude, m 8200
Complement 1
Armament 2 7.6 Browning MG, 120 kg of bombs

F4B-2

F4B-4

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008