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Posted 6/25/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
Huff-Daland XLB-5
Huff-Daland XLB-5. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The Huff-Daland XLB-5, which was similar to the XLB-3, was essentially a twin-engine design based on the LB-1. The XLB-5, named "Pirate" by Huff-Daland, was powered by V-1650-3 Liberty engines while the XLB-3 had V-1410-1 inverted Liberty's. The XLB-5 had a single vertical stabilizer like the LB-1 whereas the XLB-3 had a triple vertical tail. The Army chose modified versions of the XLB-5, LB-5 and LB-5A for a modest production run of 35 total aircraft.

Type Number built/
XLB-5 1 Twin-engine, based on LB-1

Engines: Two Liberty V-1650-3s of 400 hp each
Top speed: 108 mph at sea level
Cruising speed: 87 mph
Service ceiling: 7,875 ft.
Span: 66 ft. 6 in.
Length: 45 ft.
Weight: 11,992 lbs. gross
Crew: Five
Serial numbers: 26-208, XP-453

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