Boeing Model 7

Summary

Model 7
Role utility flying boat
Manufacturer Boeing
First flight 7 January 1920
Primary user Aircraft Manufacturing Company

The Boeing Model 7, a.k.a. Boeing BB-1 was an American biplane flying boat aircraft built by Boeing in the 1920s. The pilot and two passengers all sat in the cockpit, the passengers right behind the pilot.

Specifications (variant)

Data from Bowers[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 27 ft 8 in (8.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in (13.8 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 8 in (5.5 m)
  • Wing area: 403 sq ft (37.4 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,028 lb (920 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,699 lb (1,224 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hall-Scott L-4 , 130 hp (97 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 84 mph (135 km/h, 73 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 75 mph (121 km/h, 65 kn)
  • Range: 500 mi (800 km, 430 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

References

  1. ^ Bowers, 1989, pg. 51.
  • Bowers, Peter M. Boeing aircraft since 1916. London: Putnam Aeronautical Books, 1989. ISBN 0-85177-804-6.