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BOEING XP-15

Posted 11/2/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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The XP-15 was built by Boeing as a single-wing version of the P-12 and given the company designation Model 202. The aircraft was tested by the Army Air Corps but never actually purchased and carried only the civil registration X-270V. Although the XP-15 never entered production, Boeing used the all-metal fuselage design and improved tail assembly on the P-12E production aircraft. The only XP-15 built was destroyed in a crash on Feb. 7, 1931.


Type Number built/
converted
Remarks
XP-15 1 Boeing Model 202


TECHNICAL NOTES:
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-D radial of 450 hp
Maximum speed: 185 mph (with Townend ring cowl installed)
Service ceiling: 26,550 ft.
Length: 21 ft. 0 in.
Span: 30 ft. 6 in.
Height: 9 ft. 0 in.
Maximum weight: 2,790 lbs.

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