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Boeing 202 / XP-15

Boeing 205 / XF5B-1

 

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Model 202 XP-15


During 1929, work began as a private venture on two prototypes of a single-seat parasol fighter monoplane, one (Model 202) being intended for the USAAC and the other (Model 205) having arrester gear for US Navy evaluation. The Models 202 and 205 featured a semi-monocoque metal fuselage and metal wings, with smooth, non-stressed metal skinning. Provision was made for the standard twin 7.62mm gun armament and the Model 205 could carry a single 227kg bomb or five 13kg bombs. The Model 202 had a Pratt & Whitney SR-1340D Wasp rated at 450hp at 2438m and the Model 205 had an SR-1340C rated at 480hp at sea level. The Model 202 was flown in January 1930, and was unofficially assigned the designation XP-15 when evaluated by the USAAC. During evaluation it was fitted with a ring cowling and revised vertical tail surfaces, but was rejected by the USAAC and eventually crashed on 7 February 1931 after propeller failure.

 

 

 

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Model 205


The similar Model 205 was assigned the designation XF5B-1, and underwent modifications identical to those applied to the Model 202. Flown in February 1930, the XF5B-1 was used for experimental purposes for three years, no production being undertaken.

 

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Model 205 XF5B1


Model 202 / XP-15

Engine: Pratt & Whitney SR-1340D Wasp, 450hp at 2438m
Take-off weight: 1245 kg / 2745 lb
Empty weight: 931 kg / 2053 lb
Wingspan: 9.29 m / 30 ft 6 in
Length: 6.40 m / 20 ft 12 in
Height: 2.84 m / 9 ft 4 in
Wing area: 14.61 sq.m / 157.26 sq ft
Max. speed: 298 km/h / 185 mph

Model 205 / XF5B-1

Engine: Pratt & Whitney SR-1340C, 480hp

 

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