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The Martin XB-16, company designation Model 145, was a projected heavy bomber designed in the United States (US) during the 1930s.

Design and development

The XB-16 was designed to meet the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) request for a bomber that could carry Script error: No such module "convert". of bombs Script error: No such module "convert"..

The XB-16 (Model 145A) was to use four Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled inline engines; contemporary American aircraft used air-cooled radial engines.

In 1935, Martin revised the XB-16 design as the Model 145B. The wingspan was increased from Script error: No such module "convert". to Script error: No such module "convert"., and a set of V-1710 engines added to the trailing edge. This version had a wingspan 20% greater than that of the B-29 Superfortress, the first operational bomber that would fill the role intended for the XB-16.

The XB-16 was cancelled for essentially the same reason the B-15 project was: it wasn't fast enough to meet the requirements set by the Army. Since both were cancelled around the same time, Martin did not have time to produce an XB-16.

Specifications (Model 145A)

Data from U.S. bombers, 1928 to 1980s[1]

General characteristics
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  • Powerplant: 4 × Allison V-1710-3 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines, Script error: No such module "convert". each (Model 145B x6)

Performance

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  • Endurance: 24 hours
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See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists

References

  1. ^ Jones, Lloyd S. (1984). U.S. bombers, 1928 to 1980s (4th ed. ed.). Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers. ISBN 978-0816891306. 

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