Huff-Daland LB-1

The Huff-Daland LB-1 was an American biplane light bomber aircraft operated by the United States Army Air Service in the 1920s.

Derived from the XLB-1 prototype bought by the Army in 1923, the LB-1 development aircraft was powered by a single Packard 2A-2500 engine and carried an extra crewman. It proved underpowered in service trials, and was replaced by the twin-engined XLB-3.

Huff-Daland LB-1
Role Single engine biplane bomber
Manufacturer Huff-Daland
First flight 1923
Introduction 1923
Primary user United States Army Air Service
Number built 10


Prototype aircraft, powered by an 800-hp (597-kW) Packard 1A-2500 piston engine; one built (S/N 23-1250).
Single-engine light bomber biplane,powered by an 800-hp (597-kW) Packard 2A-2500 piston engine; nine built (S/N 26-377/385).


 United States


Huff Daland XLB-1 3-view L'Air September 15,1926
Huff Daland XLB-1 3-view drawing from L'Air September 15,1926

Data from United States Military Aircraft since 1909[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Four[3]
  • Length: 46 ft 2 in (14.07 m)
  • Wingspan: 60 ft 6 in (20.27 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 11 in (4.55 m)
  • Wing area: 1,137 ft2 (105.7 m2)
  • Empty weight: 6,237 lb (2,876 kg)
  • Gross weight: 12,415 lb (5,631 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Packard 2A-2500 water-cooled vee engine, 787 hp (587 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 120 mph (190 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 105 mph (169 km/h)
  • Range: 430 miles (692 km)
  • Service ceiling: 11,150 ft (3,400 m)
  • Rate of climb: 530 ft/min (2.7 m/s) 


  • 5 × .30 machine guns
  • 2,750 lb (1,250 kg) of bombs[3]

See also

Related lists


  1. ^ Maurer Maurer (1982). Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II Archived 2007-08-01 at the Wayback Machine Page 60
  2. ^ Swanborough and Bowers 1963, p. 280.
  3. ^ a b Huff Daland LB-1. National Museum of the United States Air Force. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  • Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Etobicoke, ON: Prospero Books, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.
  • Swanborough, F.G. and Peter M. Bowers. United States Military Aircraft since 1909. London: Putnam, 1963.
  • Huff Daland LB-1 – National Museum of the United States Air Force
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Huff-Daland Aero Corporation

Formed as Ogdensburg Aeroway Corp in 1920 in Ogdensburg, New York by Thomas Huff and Elliot Daland, its name was quickly changed to Huff-Daland Aero Corp and then in 1925 it was changed again to the Huff-Daland Aero Company with its main headquarters in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Huff-Daland produced a series of biplanes as trainers, observation planes, and light bombers for the U.S. Army and Navy.

From 1923-1924, Huff-Daland developed the first aircraft designed for crop dusting and began selling and promoting the new service through a subsidiary Huff Daland Dusters founded on March 2, 1925. Though acquisitions beginning in 1928, the dusting subsidiary became a founding component of Delta Air Lines.In 1927, the corporation was taken over by Hayden, Stone & Company, a New York City brokerage firm and in the course of the merger it became the Huff-Daland Division of the Keystone Aircraft Corporation. A single example of the Huff-Daland XB-1 bomber became the Keystone XB-1B, after its original Packard 2A-1500 engines were replaced with Curtiss V-1570-5 "Conqueror" engines. The Improved -B aircraft had better performance than the original, but still didn't compare favorably to the other aircraft of the period and never entered production.

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Packard 1A-2500

The Packard 1A-2500 is an American V-12 liquid-cooled aircraft engine designed by Packard in 1924 as a successor to the World War I-era Liberty L-12. Five aero variants were produced, of which the 3A-2500 was the most numerous. Three marine versions, used most prominently in American World War II PT-boats, the 3M-2500, 4M-2500, and 5M-2500, were also derived from it.

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