Boeing XF6B-1 / Model 236
1933
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Boeing XF6B-1 / Model 236

The last Boeing fighter of biplane configuration, the Model 236 single-seat shipboard fighter was designed around the 14-cylinder two-row Pratt & Whitney R-1535 Twin Wasp Junior engine rated at 625hp at 1676m. Of all-metal construction with fabric-covered wings, the Model 236 was assigned the designation XF6B-1 by the US Navy and flew on 1 February 1933. Armament comprised two 7.62mm guns and provision was made for a single 227kg bomb or two 52kg bombs, and on 21 March 1934, the prototype was assigned the new "bomber-fighter" designation of XBFB-1. The engine installation and undercarriage were refined during the test and evaluation programme, but no production was undertaken.

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Boeing XF6B-1 / Model 236A three-view drawing (1278 x 930)


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1680 kg3704 lb
    Empty weight1038 kg2288 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan8.69 m29 ft 6 in
    Length6.74 m22 ft 1 in
    Height3.22 m11 ft 7 in
    Wing area23.41 m2251.98 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed322 km/h200 mph
    Range845 km525 miles

Comments
Bob Tufo, 11.02.2016

This is my all time favorite bi-plane , I wish that I could have flown it .
I have my doubts about it flying for China and being shot down ; pure horse ---- .

dawang, 21.06.2011

Its American pilot scrambled to intercept Japanese fighters in 1935-37 and was shot down.

, 21.06.2011

Boeing XF6B-1 / Model 236

Aero-Fox, 30.04.2010

I believe one of these MAY have been demonstrated to the Nationalist Chinese government some time in the 1930s. Its American pilot scrambled to intercept Japanese fighters in 1935-37 and was shot down.

Bob Tufo, 30.04.2009

I think the F6B-1 is the finest looking Bi-Plane of all.

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