Boeing Model 95, Hornet Shuttle

1st Flight 1928

The Boeing Model 95 was a single engine biplane mailplane built by Boeing in the United States in the late 1920s to supplement the Boeing Model 40s being used on Boeing’s airmail routes.

The majority of Boeing 95s spent their careers flying Boeing’s airmail routes, however a small number did find their way to other operators.

At least one Boeing 95 was used by the Honduran Air Force as a bomber.

Another Model 95 took part in Boeing-arranged inflight refuelling demonstrations in 1929 but was unsuccessful in either of the two attempts made to fly a round-trip across the continental United States without landing.

Variants

Model 95

Standard production version

Model 95A

One aircraft built with Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

31 ft 11 in (9.73 m)

Wingspan

44 ft 3 in (13.49 m)

Height

12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)

Wing area

490 sq ft (46 m2)

Airfoil

Boeing 109/106

Empty weight

3,196 lb (1,450 kg)

Gross weight

5,840 lb (2,649 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 525 hp (391 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

142 mph (229 km/h, 123 kn)

Cruise speed

120 mph (190 km/h, 100 kn)

Range

520 mi (840 km, 450 nmi)

Service ceiling

16,000 ft (4,900 m)

Rate of climb

950 ft/min (4.8 m/s).

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