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Wittemann-Lewis NBL-1 Barling Bomber
The Wittemann-Lewis NBL-1 was an experimental long-range heavy bomber built for the United States Army Air Service in the early 1920s.
Although unsuccessful, it was an early attempt at creating a strategic bomber.
Only 1 was produced.
65 ft 0 in (19.81 m)
120 ft 0 in (36.58 m)
27 ft 0 in (8.23 m)
4,017 sq ft (373.2 m2)
27,132 lb (12,307 kg)
42,569 lb (19,309 kg)
6 × Liberty L-12A , 420 hp (313 kW) each
96 mph (155 km/h, 83 kn) at sea level
61 mph (98 km/h, 53 kn)
170 mi (274 km, 150 nmi) with full bomb load
(varied by bomb load carried)
7,725 ft (2,355 m)
7 × .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine guns
Up to 5,000 lb (2300 kg) bomb load.
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