Bellanca 77-140

 

1st Flight 1934

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, but 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.

Specifications

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 calibre machine guns

2,200 lb (1,000 kg) of bombs.

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