Bellanca Aircruiser / Airbus

Specifications

1st Flight 1930

66-70 Aircruiser

Crew: one, pilot

Capacity: 16 passengers

Length: 43 ft 4 in (13.21 m)

Wingspan: 65 ft 0 in (19.82 m)

Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)

Wing area: 520 sq ft (48.3 m2)

Empty weight: 6,072 lb (2,754 kg)

Gross weight: 10,000 lb (4,536 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 9-cylinder supercharged air-cooled radial engine, 710 hp (530 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 144 kn (165 mph, 266 km/h)

Range: 608 nmi (700 mi, 1,130 km)

Service ceiling: 22,000 ft (6,700 m)

Variants

Airbus

Bellanca P – Commercial version of Bellanca K, powered by a 500 hp (370 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1860 Hornet.

P-100 Airbus – Bellanca P-100 Airbus photo from Aero Digest September,1930 – 14-passenger monoplane powered by a 600 hp (450 kW) Curtiss Conqueror engine, one built, later converted into a P-200.

P-200 Airbus – 12-passenger monoplane, nine built and one converted from P-100.

P-300 Airbus – 15-seater monoplane powered by a Wright R-1820 Cyclone engine.

Y1C-27 – United States Army Air Corps designation for four P-200 Airbuses powered by 550 hp (410 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1860 Hornet B engine. All later converted to C-27C.

C-27A Airbus – Production version of the Y1C-27 powered by a 650 hp (480 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1860 Hornet B engine, ten built. One converted to a C-27B the rest converted to C-27Cs.

C-27B Airbus – One C-27A re-engined with a 675 hp (503 kW) Wright R-1820-17 Cyclone engine.

C-27C Airbus – Four Y1C-27s and nine of the C-27A re-engined with a 750 hp (560 kW) Wright R-1820-25 Cyclone engine.

Aircruiser

Aircruiser 66-67 – Improved structure modified from a P-200 with a 675 hp (503 kW) Wright SR-1820 Cyclone engine

Aircruiser 66-70 – An Aircruiser with a 710 hp (530 kW) Wright SGR-1820 Cyclone engine, five built – exported to Canada.

Aircruiser 66-75 – An Aircruiser with a 730 hp (540 kW) Wright Cyclone engine, three built.

Aircruiser 66-76 – A cargo-version of the Aircruiser with a 760 hp (570 kW) Wright Cyclone.

Aircruiser 66-80 – An Aircruiser with an 850 hp (630 kW) Wright Cyclone engine.

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