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XB-27
Role High-altitude medium bomber
National origin USA
Manufacturer Martin

The Martin XB-27 (Martin Model 182) was an aircraft proposed by the Glenn L. Martin Company to fill a strong need in the United States Army Air Corps for a high-altitude medium bomber. Its design was based approximately on that of the B-26 Marauder. The XB-27 never made it past paper, and no prototypes were built.

Specifications (as designed)Edit

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General characteristics
  • Crew: 7
  • Length: 60 ft 9 in (18.5 m)
  • Wingspan: 84 ft 0 in (25.6 m)
  • Height: 20 ft 0 in (6.10 m)
  • Loaded weight: 33,000 lb (15,000 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-9 radial engines, 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) each

Performance (estimated)

  • Maximum speed: 280 mph (450 km/h)
  • Range: 2,900 mi (4,600 km)
  • Service ceiling: 33,500 ft (10,200 m)
  • Power/mass: 0.12 hp/lb (200 W/kg)</ul>Armament
  • Guns:
    • 3 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun
    • 1 × .50 in (12.7 mm) machine gun</ul>
  • Bombs: >4,000 lb (1,800 kg)
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