Aeroplane Monthly 1980-05
R.Riding, H.Levy - Burnelli's lifting fuselages (2)
При весьма необычном внешнем облике UB-14 вполне мог стать транспортным самолетом, нашедшим практическое применение. Но самолеты Бурнелли были слишком экзотичными для своего времени.
The sole Burnelli UB-14B, X15320, in its original configuration, flying over New York in 1936.
The prototype UB-14 with its rear fuselage resting on a barrel, illustrating the excellent forward vision from the cockpit.
Vincent Burnelli, left, with test pilot Clyde Pangborn between the two Pratt & Whitney Hornets of the prototype UB-14.
The UB-14B in original configuration.
The UB-14B with modified tail with added fin area.
The UB-14B with modified rudders of larger area.
The UB-14B painted bright red and registered R15320 for the abandoned round-the-world flight.
The UB-14B at Hatfield in December 1937, during the demonstration by Clyde Pangbom.
UB-14B NR15320 in its penultimate form, with larger engines.
The prototype UB-14 after its spectacular crash at Newark. Although the aircraft has been smashed to pieces the interior is virtually intact.