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Douglas XB-22
Role Prototype bomber aircraft
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company
First flight n/a
Primary user United States Army Air Forces
Number built 0
Developed from B-18 Bolo

The Douglas XB-22 was to be a modified B-18A Bolo with much more powerful engines. Despite a 60% increase in power, however, the re-engined XB-22 had unsatisfactory estimated performance and the project was cut before any aircraft were converted.

Specifications (XB-22)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 6
  • Length: 57 ft 10 in (17.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 89 ft 6 in (27.3 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 2 in (4.6 m)
  • Wing area: 959 ft² (89.1 m²)
  • Empty weight: 16,321 lb (7,400 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 22,123 lb (10,030 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 27,500 lb (12,600 kg)
  • Powerplant:Wright R-2600-1 radial engines, 1,600 hp (1,200 kW) each



  • Guns: 3× .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns
  • Bombs: 4,500 lb (2,200 kg)

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