As a bomber the XB-15 failed due to a lack of suitably powerful engines. The prototype was developed into a transport and was flown during the war as the XC-105.
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(updated February 2009)
Type: long range bomber/transport Crew: ? Armament: none Specifications: Length: 87' 11" (26.80 m) Height: 18' 0" (5.49 m) Wingspan: 149' 0" (45.42 m) Wing area: N/A Empty Weight: N/A Max Weight: 92,000 lb (41,731 kg) max at takeoff Propulsion: No. of Engines: 4 Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp Senior radial Horsepower: 1000 hp each Performance: Range: 5130 miles (8256 km) Cruise Speed: N/A Max Speed: 195 mph ( 314 km/h) Ceiling: 18,900 ft (5760 m)
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