Saturday, April 29, 2017

Boeing B1-E

A 1929 Western Canada Airlines Boeing B1-E moored off the BC coast. The 420 hp Pratt and Whitney Wasp engine gave it a cruising speed of 95 mph and made it a well-performing and useful aircraft. The B1-E was a development of the open-cockpit Model 6 of 1919, also known as the B1. After 5 B1-E were built in 1929, they were given a new model number to indicate they were a new design. 

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