B-5 Bomber

The Keystone B-5 was a light bomber made for the U.S. States Army Air Corps in the early 1930s. The B-5A was a Keystone B-3A with Wright Cyclone rather than Pratt & Whitney engines.

 

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General Characteristics of the B-5 Bomber

  • Crew: 5
  • Length: 48 ft 10 in (14.9 m)
  • Wingspan: 74 ft 8 in (22.8 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m)
  • Wing area: 1,145 ft² (106.4 m²)
  • Empty weight: 7,705 lb (3,945 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 12,952 lb (5,875 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: lb (kg)
  • Power plant: 2× Wright R-1750-3 radial engines, 525 hp (392 kW) each

B-5 Bomber Performance

  • Maximum speed: 111 mph (97 kn, 179 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 98 mph (86 kn, 160 km/h)
  • Range: 815 mi (707 nmi, 1,310 km)
  • Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,270 m)
  • Wing loading: 273.3 lb/f² (52.22 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.0810 hp/lb (133 W/kg)

B-5 Bomber Armament

  • Guns: 3 × .30 in (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns
  • Bombs: 2,500 lb (1,100 kg); 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) on short runs