Model 8
Role civil biplane
Manufacturer Boeing
First flight 24 May 1920
Status destroyed
Primary user Herb Munter
Number built 1

The Boeing Model 8, a.k.a. BB-L6, was an American biplane aircraft designed by Boeing specifically for their test pilot, Herb Munter.

Development and design

The Model 8 design was inspired by the Ansaldo A.1 Balilla. The fuselage was covered in mahogany plywood, with a two-passenger forward cockpit and pilot rear cockpit, a seating configuration that would be the standard for all following three-seaters. The wing configuration and powerplant were similar to the Boeing Model 7.[1]

The Model 8 first flew in 1920, and was the first aircraft to fly over Mount Rainier. The aircraft was destroyed in a hangar fire in Kent, Washington in 1923.[2]

Specifications (BB-L6)

Data from Bowers, 1989. pg. 54.

General characteristics



  1. ^ Bowers, 1989. pg. 54.
  2. ^ Bowers, 1989. pg. 54.