Model Airplane News
July, 1956

Model Airplane News Cover for July, 1956 by Jo Kotula Boeing Model 15 (FB5)

Boeing Model 15 (FB5)
Model Airplane News Cover Art for July, 1956
by Jo Kotula
Click to Enlarge

The Boeing Model 15 was a United States open-cockpit biplane fighter aircraft of the 1920s, manufactured by the Boeing company. The Model 15 saw service with the United States Army Air Service (as the PW-9 series) and with the United States Navy as a carrier-based fighter (as the FB series).

The Boeing Model 15 (FB5)      The Boeing Model 15 (FB5)

Boeing Model 15 (FB5)
Click to Enlarge

The FB series of U.S. Navy fighters began with the Boeing Model 15 prototype in 1923. The Army procured several examples of the promising design, which it designated the PW-9. The Navy closely followed the Army's testing of the aircraft and added an order for 14 to an Army contract in late 1924. The Navy designated their airplane the FB 1. The FB-2, FB-3, and FB-4 were simply FB-1s modified to test different components.

The major production model of the series was the FB-5, which differed considerably from earlier models. Visibility and control problems were corrected by altering the wing stagger and installing a balanced rudder, along with other changes.

Click Here for more information about the Boeing Model 15 (FB5).

go to the master list of Model Airplane News Covers

Click to go back and select another cover.

Counter for the Entire Site (not just this page..)

website counter

Home | About Lindy | Last Week's Reviews | Upcoming Events | 1940s Collecibles
The Guide - Establishments - Travel - Accessories
Music | Links | Photo Gallery | Extras | Contact