Atlantic XHB-2

The Atlantic XHB-2 was a large twin-engine monoplane bomber designed by Antony Fokker’s American subsidiary Atlantic Aircraft. It was designed to satisfy an Army Air Corps specification, but like the similar Huff-Daland XHB-3 the Atlantic XHB-2 was too radical for the leadership of the Air Corps, and the aircraft never progressed beyond the design stage. The XHB-2 would have been a big aircraft, with a wingspan of 108ft 4in that would have made it 5ft wider and nearly 4ft longer than the B-17 Flying Fortress.

Engine: Two Packard 2A-2540
Power: 787hp each
Crew: 5
Span: 108ft 4in
Length: 71ft 3in
Gross Weight: 24,478lb

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (8 October 2008), Atlantic XHB-2 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_atlantic_XHB-2.html

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