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Boeing Model 2

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Model 2
Model 3, construction number C-5
Type Trainer
Manufacturer Boeing
Designed by Wong Tsu
Maiden flight 15 November 1916
Primary users U.S. Navy
U.S. Army Air Corps
Number built 56

The Boeing Model 2 and its derivatives were two-place training seaplanes, the first "all-Boeing" design and the company's first financial success.

Design and development

Pacific Aero-Products later to become Boeing Aircraft, built its first all-original airplane, the Model C naval trainer. A total of 56 C-type trainers were built; 55 used twin pontoons. The Model C-1F had a single main pontoon and small auxiliary floats under each wing and was powered by a Curtiss OX-5 engine.

Operational history

The success of the Model C led to Boeing’s first military contract in April 1917 and prompted both its reincorporation as the Boeing Airplane Company and relocation from Lake Union, Washington to a former shipyard on the Duwamish River. The Navy bought 51 of the Model C trainers, including the C-1F, and the Army bought two landplane versions with side-by-side seating, designated the EA.

The final Model C was built for William Boeing and called the C-700 (the last Navy plane had been Navy serial number 699). On 3 March 1919 - Boeing and Eddie Hubbard flew the C-700 on the first international mail delivery ,carrying 60 letters from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Seattle, Washington.


  • Model 2 - original design (1 built)
    • Model C-1F - Model 2 remanufactured with single pontoon
  • Model 3 - version with revised cabane struts (3 built)
  • Model 4 - aka EA landplane version for US Army (2 built)
  • Model 5 - revised Model 3 for US Navy (50 built)
    • Model C-700 - Model 5 outfitted as mailplane

Specifications (Model 2)

Data from Boeing: History[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 27 ft ()
  • Wingspan: 43 ft 10 in ()
  • Height: ()
  • Powerplant:Hall-Scott A-7A engine , 100 hp ()
  • Gross weight: 2,395 lbs



  1. Model C Trainer. The Boeing Company.[1]Access date: 24 March 2007.
  • Pedigree of Champions: Boeing Since 1916, Third Edition. Seattle, WA: The Boeing Company, 1969.

External links

See also

Template:Boeing model numbers

es:Boeing Model C

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Boeing Model 2".