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Thomas-Morse MB-2

MB-2

National origin: United States
Manufacturer: Thomas-Morse Aircraft
Designed by: B. Douglas Thomas
First flight: November 1918
Number built: 2

The Thomas-Morse MB-2 was an open-cockpit biplane fighter manufactured by Thomas-Morse Aircraft for the U.S. Army Air Service in 1918.

Development

The MB-2 was designed by B. Douglas Thomas at the same time he was building the MB-1. Powered by a Liberty 12 engine, the first of two two-seat biplanes flew in November 1918. The Army was unimpressed by the performance and did not order any for production. Both prototypes were then scapped, the second one incomplete.

Specifications

Data from Angelucci, 1987. p. 420.

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 24 ft 0 in (7.31 m)
Wingspan: 31 ft 0 in (9.44 m)
Height: 8 ft 0 in (2.43 m)
Wing area: 323 ft (30 m)
Empty weight: 2,047 lb (929 kg)
Gross weight: 2,773 lb (1,258 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Liberty 12, 400 hp ( kW)

Performance

Bibliography

Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books. ISBN 0-517-56588-9.
Wegg, John (1990). General Dynamics Aircraft and their Predecessors. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-833-X.

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