Boeing Model 7

The Boeing Model 7, a.k.a. Boeing BB-1 was an American biplane flying boat aircraft built by Boeing in the 1920s. The pilot and two passengers all sat in the cockpit, the passengers right behind the pilot.

Model 7
Role utility flying boat
Manufacturer Boeing
First flight 7 January 1920
Primary user Aircraft Manufacturing Company

Specifications (variant)

Data from Bowers[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 27 ft 8 in (8.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in (13.8 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 8 in (5.5 m)
  • Wing area: 403 ft2 ( m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,028 lb ( kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,699 lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hall-Scott L-4, 130 hp ( kW)


  • Maximum speed: 84 mph ( km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 75 mph ( km/h)
  • Range: 500 miles ( km)
  • Service ceiling: 10,000 ft ( m)


  1. ^ Bowers, 1989, pg. 51.
  • Bowers, Peter M. Boeing aircraft since 1916. London: Putnam Aeronautical Books, 1989. ISBN 0-85177-804-6.
Boeing Model 8

The Boeing Model 8, a.k.a. BB-L6, was an American biplane aircraft designed by Boeing specifically for their test pilot, Herb Munter.

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List of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft

The following is a list of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft, which includes floatplanes and flying boats, by country of origin.

Seaplanes are any aircraft that has the capability of landing on water while amphibious aircraft are equipped with wheels to alight on land, as well as being able to land on the water. Flying boats rely on the fuselage or hull for buoyancy, while floatplanes rely on external pontoons or floats. Some experimental aircraft used specially designed skis to skim across the water but did not always have a corresponding ability to float.

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