Orenco B

The Orenco B was a prototype American fighter aircraft of World War I.

It was a single-engine, single-seat biplane that flew in 1918.

Although it demonstrated good performance, only four aircraft were built.

Specifications

Crew

One

Length

18 ft 10 in (5.74 m)

Upper wingspan

26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)

Lower wingspan

23 ft 0 in (7.01 m)

Height

7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)

Wing area

180 sq ft (17 m2)

Empty weight

985 lb (447 kg)

Gross weight

1,290 lb (585 kg)

Fuel capacity

38 US gal (140 L)

Powerplant

1 × Gnome Monosoupape 9N nine-cylinder rotary engine, 150 hp (110 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

135 mph (217 km/h, 117 kn) at sea level

Range

202 mi (325 km, 176 nmi)

Time to altitude

3 min 20 s to 5,000 ft (1,500 m)

Armament

Guns

3× Fiat-Revelli Modello 1914 machine guns.

 

 

Share on facebook