Bellanca 77-140

The Bellanca 77-140 Bomber was a bomber aircraft built in small numbers in the United States in the 1930s. It was a derivative of Bellanca's successful Aircruiser civil transport, but the Aircruiser's single, nose-mounted engine was replaced by twin engines on the upper wing. The United States military were not interested in the type, but the Colombian Air Force bought a small number, including a float-equipped version dubbed the 77-320 Junior. This version also differed from the landplane in having a fully enclosed nose turret in place of the open turret of the 77-140.

Bellanca 77-140
Class Aircraft
Type Bomber
Manufacturer AviaBellanca Aircraft
Production Period 1930 - 1934
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1934
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Colombia View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
AviaBellanca Aircraft 1930 1934 4 View

Role Bomber
Manufacturer Bellanca
First flight 1934
Primary user Colombian Air Force


General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and gunner
  • Length: 40 ft 0 in (12.20 m)
  • Wingspan: 77 ft 0 in (23.48 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 0 in (4.26 m)
  • Wing area: 129 ft2 (12.0 m2)
  • Gross weight: 12,250 lb (5,560 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-1820, 650 hp (485 kW) each each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
  • Range: 700 miles (1,120 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,100 m)

Armament

  • 2 × .30 caliber machine guns
  • 2,200 lb (1,000 kg) of bombs

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