Bellanca 77-140

Summary

The Bellanca 77-140 Bomber was a bomber aircraft built in small numbers in the United States in the 1930s. It was a derivative of Bellanca's successful Aircruiser civil transport in which the Aircruiser's single, nose-mounted engine was replaced by twin engines on the upper wing. The United States military were not interested in the type, but the Colombian Air Force bought a small number, including a float-equipped version dubbed the 77-320 Junior. This version also differed from the landplane in having a fully enclosed nose turret in place of the open turret of the 77-140.

77-140 Bomber
Bellanca 77-140 Bomber.jpg
Role Light Bomber
Manufacturer Bellanca
First flight 1934
Primary user Colombian Air Force

Specifications (77-140)Edit

 
77-320 floatplane of the Colombian Air Force

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and gunner
  • Length: 40 ft 0 in (12.20 m)
  • Wingspan: 77 ft 0 in (23.48 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 0 in (4.26 m)
  • Wing area: 129 sq ft (12.0 m2)
  • Gross weight: 12,250 lb (5,560 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-1820 , 650 hp (485 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 mph (290 km/h, 160 kn)
  • Range: 700 mi (1,120 km, 610 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,100 m)

Armament

  • 2 × .30 caliber machine guns
  • 2,200 lb (1,000 kg) of bombs

UsersEdit

  Colombia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 150.
  • aerofiles.com
  • Fuerza Aérea Colombiana