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Huff-Daland XLB-1

Keystone Aircraft Corpora-tion built a total of 220 aircraft in the US Army Air Corps LB (light bombardment) category, venturing briefly also into the B (bombardment) and HB (heavy bombardment) classifications. All except ten of the LBs were twin-engined aircraft, but had their origins in the single--engined XLB-1 prototype and nine pre-series LB-1 biplanes produced in 1925 by Key-stone's predecessor company, Huff-Daland and Co Inc of Ogdensburg, New York, which became Keystone in March 1927.

The XLB-1 three-seat, single-engine light bomber was tested in 1923, mount-ing an 800-hp Packard and was developed as the twin-engined XLB-3, with a crew of five. The basic LB-1 airframe was redesigned by Keystone in 1927 as the twin-engined XLB-3A.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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