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Hieu, e-mail, 14.05.2024 12:54

Good B 15 Pre B 16 17 24 U S Air 1920 1930


lxbfYeaa, e-mail, 14.03.2024 06:57

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GrahamClayton, e-mail, 01.01.2023 08:40

The XC-105 was scrapped in Panama in 1945 - are there any remaining pieces?


Krister Karling, e-mail, 04.04.2016 14:20

I am a little interested about the wing section that was used on this project. Was the Naca 5-digit (23-series) type section actual at that time or did they used an older type, i.e. NACA 4 digit or Clark Y wing section?


Gianni Rae, e-mail, 13.11.2014 17:57

I am impressed with the thickness of the wings, which allowed limited "inflite" maintenance, What are the dimensions of the wing at the root? and out to the outboard engine? curious, it appears that the wing cross section height is 60% of the maximum fuselage width. Am I correct I have used dividers crudely to deduce this. total wing and fuselage cross section measurements would also be helpful it is indeed a huge aircraft.


Phil Copeland, e-mail, 10.08.2013 23:57

All though the B-15 was not a service success, it's wings were those used for the Boeing 314 flying boat airliner of the late 1930s. The Jumbo of its day. I flew with my mother in a BOAC one in 1944 from Bermuda to Baltimore.


Brig. Gen. Stan Flemming, e-mail, 21.06.2012 22:15

The XB-15 was the forerunner to the B-17. Unlike earlier comments that noted the B-307 was the forerunner to the famed bomber, many of the components of the B-307 were combined with the XB-15 that ultimately resulted in the B-17. If one looks at the first run of the B-17, it would be difficult to tell the difference between the XB-15 and the original B-17.


FOREST J. REES, e-mail, 20.06.2012 01:01

When I was about 12 years old, we lived under the flight path of the B-15 into Kelly Field and I saw the airplane many times.Apparently underpowered it became the xc-99 and spent most time flying between Dayton, Ohio and Kelly Field at San Antonio


Thomas Blackshear, e-mail, 23.03.2012 15:17

In none of the many articles written about the Boeing XB-15/XC-105 is it ever stated where it was built.


Matthew Anderson, 30.04.2011 10:30

They should have just gone with the R-2000 with similar dimensions. It's too bad the project failed.


spike, e-mail, 24.07.2010 12:52

the xb-15 would have been a great bomber if given that engine tech could have been there to carry the aircraft where it should been in American aircraft history


Bob Southee, e-mail, 07.02.2010 22:41

As a boy in the '30s I remember that the Boeing XB-15 was upstaged by the then-awsome Douglas XB-19. Those wide wings on the XB-15 didn't go to waste, their design being
incorporated into that of the Boeing 314 Flying Clippers.


Henry, 15.12.2009 05:46

i'm doing a report on the B-17s. Can someone tell me more about it.


Tim, e-mail, 26.10.2009 06:11

Sgt.KAR98 what do you mean primitive B-17 have you looked at the Boeing b-299,Y1B-17 or B-17B-D?
It is a beautiful airplane all wing. Part of the XB-15 design parts were incorporated into the boeing b-299,Y1B-17 and B-17B. The Gun Blisters on the side of the fuselage are identical. The Nose turret glass section is identical also. There are 3 Small half round turrets on the XB-15 Nose, Belly fron and Belly rear.
I am scratch building a 1/72 scale version of the XB-15.


Frank, e-mail, 02.06.2009 01:01

The 1930s were full of underpowered giant planes. The technology window allowed them to be built (mostly in ones and twos) but didn't allow more hp per engine. That took R&D money, which depended on a war.


Sgt.KAR98, 14.11.2008 18:28

No,I said it looks an early B-17,not an obsolete plane.
Even the F-15 can be considered obsolete today,if you´re counting on the US techno fever.


Murali, e-mail, 07.10.2008 18:52

With those ultrawide wings and speeds it looks very primitive today. But it should 've been a marvel during the years of its development and induction. Afterall what would 've been the time spent in developing and flight testing it! Is in't it history?


Sgt.KAR98, 15.06.2008 23:21

This plane looks to be more a primitive B-17 than a different plane...




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