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Orenco L-1
Role Liaison biplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Orenco
First flight 1919
Primary user United States Army
Number built 2

The Orneco IL-1 was an American two-seat liaison biplane built for the United States Army by the Ordnance Engineering Corporation (Orenco).[1] The Model E-2 was a conventional biplane powered by a 400 hp (298 kW) Liberty 12 engine and designated IL-1 (Infantry Liaison) by the Army.[2] First flown in 1919 two aircraft were built and evaluated by the Army at McCook Field as P-147 and P-168 but the type did not enter production.[1]

SpecificationsEdit

Data from [1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
  • Wingspan: 46 ft 0 in (14.02 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 10 in (3.61 m) [3]
  • Wing area: 600 sq ft (56 m2) [3]
  • Empty weight: 3,428 lb (1,555 kg) [3]
  • Gross weight: 5,046 lb (2,289 kg) [3]
  • Powerplant: 1 × Liberty 12 , 400 hp (300 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 130 mph (209 km/h; 113 kn) at sea level[3]
  • Range: 406 mi (353 nmi; 653 km) [3]
  • Time to altitude: [3]
    • 14 minutes to 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
    • 29 minutes to 15,000 ft (4,600 m)

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "American airplanes - O". www.aerofiles.com. 19 December 2008. http://aerofiles.com/_o.html. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  2. Andrade 1979, p. 129
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Flight 1 April 1920, p. 366.

BibliographyEdit

  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0 904597 22 9. 
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