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North American P-51 Mustang "Ford pulsejets"

   1945
–North-American–Northrop–
Aircraft on photo: North American P-51D Mustang ("Ford pulsejets")                             Photo source: National Museum
 
   
Manufacturer: 
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
NA       
     
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
P-51 with auxiliary pulsejets bellow wings
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight:
1945 (estimate)
Ceiling: NA
Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb: 
NA   Number built:
9,83 m
(32 ft 3 in)
11,28 m
(37 ft 0 in)
4,08 m
(13 ft 4.5 in)
5.490 kg 
(12.100 lb)
   1
 
Engines:                     1 x Packard V-1650 liquid-cooled supercharged V12 piston engine
    
             

2 x Ford PJ-31-1 auxiliary pulsejet engines (copy of German Argus As 014)
   
Power:    1 x 1.282 kW (2 x 1.720 HP)                                                          
                      
Thrust: 2 x 3,56 kN (2 x 800 lbf)
   
Armament: NA
   
More info / sources:
Tanks 45
Tanks 45
Aviation Spectator
Aviation Banter

 

 

North American P-51 Mustang "Marquardt ramjets"

   1946
 
Aircraft on photo: North American P-51D Mustang ("Marquardt ramjets")                       Photo source: National Museum  
   
Manufacturer: 
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
NA       
     
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
P-51 with auxiliary ramjets on wingtips
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight:
1946
Ceiling: NA
Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb: 
NA   Number built:
9,83 m
(32 ft 3 in)
NA

4,08 m
(13 ft 4.5 in)
5.490 kg 
(12.100 lb)
   1
 
Engines:                      1 x Packard V-1650 liquid-cooled supercharged V12 piston engine
    
             

2 x Marquardt XRJ-30-MA auxiliary ramjet engines
   
Power:    1 x 1.282 kW (2 x 1.720 HP)                                                          
                      
Thrust: NA
   
Armament: NA
   
More info / sources:
Tanks 45
456 FIS
Airvectors
Aviation Banter

 

 

North American P-51 Mustang Racer Beguine

   1948
 
Aircraft on photo: North American P-51C Mustang Racer Beguine                         Photo source: Flickr, Howard Gribble
 
   
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA         
Max speed:
NA
            
Length:
Type:
racer
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
P-51 with wingtip radiators modified
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  for air races by North American Ceiling: NA   Max weight:
First flight:
1948
Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew:
1


 
9,82 m     ( 32 ft 3 in)
NA

4,08 m     ( 13 ft 4.5 in)
NA 

   1
 
More info / sources:
Engine               
1 x piston engine
    
 
Power:    NA                                                                                  
                     
Armament: none
                             
Air Racing History
Mustangs Mustangs
RC Groups

 

 

North American XR-51D Precious Metal

   1978
North American XR-51D Precious Metal  
Aircraft on photo: North American XR-51D Precious Metal                                    Photo source: Serbagunamarine.com  
   
Manufacturer: 
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
813 km/h
(505 mph) 
Length:
Type:
racer
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
the only Mustang with contra-rotating propellers
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight:
1978
Ceiling: NA
Gross weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb: 
NA   Number built:
9,8 m      (32 ft 2 in)
10,06 m
(33 ft 0 in)
4,14 m      
(13 ft 7 in)
4.082 kg
(9.000 lb)
   1
 
Engine               
1 × Rolls Royce Griffon 58 with contra-rotating props
                                      
More info / sources:
Power:    1 x 2.386 kW (1 x 3.200 HP)                                  
                    Wikipedia
Armament: none
  Warbird Depot

Mustangs Mustangs
Warbird Adventures

 

 

North American P-51D Strega

   1983
North American P-51D Strega  
Aircraft on photo: North American P-51D Strega                                                         Photo source: Airportjournals.com  
   
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA         
Max speed:
792 km/h
(492 mph)   
Length:
Type:
racer
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
P-51 modified as a racer with custom-built radiator
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  airscoop, modified canopy, new wingtips and race Ceiling: NA   Max weight:

tuned Merlin engine Climb rate: NA
Number built:
First flight: 1983 Crew: 1  
9,83 m      (32 ft 3 in)
9,88 m
(32 ft 5 in)
2,64 m      
(8 ft 8 in)
4.536 kg
(10.000 lb)
   1
 
   
Engine:               
1 × Rolls Royce V-1650 liquid-cooled V-12
                                               
More info / sources:
Power:    1 x 2.685 kW (1 x 3.600 HP)                              
                    Strega
Armament: none
  Dorst Freiburg

Warbird Registry
Lucas Oil

 

 

North American F-82 Twin Mustang                                                                                            

   1946
 
Aircraft on photo: North American F-82B Twin Mustang
 
Data for: F-82B
 
Manufacturer: 
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
775 km/h
(482 mph)     
Length:
Type:
long range escort fighter
Range: 3.540 km
(2.200 mi)
Span:
Description:
the last American piston-engine fighter
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight:
1945
Ceiling: 11.887 m (39.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
2
Rate of climb: 
NA   Number built:
11,60 m
(38 ft 1 in)
15,62 m
(51 ft 3 in)
4,16 m
(13 ft 8 in)
11.249 kg
(24.800 lb)
   273
(total F-82)
Engines:                  2 x Packard V-1650 V12 piston engines
    
                      
Power:   
2 x 1.029 kW (2 x 1.380 HP)
   
Armament: Guns: 6 x 12,7 mm (6 x 0.50 in)                                                          
                      
  Rockets: 25 x 127 mm (25 x 5 in)
   
  Bombs: 1.818 kg (4.000 lb)
   
More info / sources:
National Museum
Aero Web
456th FIS
William Maloney


North American F-82F Twin Mustang

   1946
 
Aircraft on photo: North American F-82F Twin Mustang                                    Photo source: aircraft.desktopnexus.com  
Data for: F-82F  
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
741 km/h
(461 mph)
Length:
Type:
night fighter
Range: 3.600 km
(2.240 mi)
Span:
Description:
F-82 with large radar nacelle beneath center wing Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight:
1948
Ceiling: 11.856 m (38.900 ft)   Max weight:
Crew:
2
Rate of climb:
NA   Number built:
12,92 m
(42 ft 5 in)
15,62 m
(51 ft 3 in)
4,21 m
(13 ft 10 in)
11.632 kg
(25.591 lb)
100 F-82F,
50 F-82G
Engines:           2 x Allison V-1710 liquid cooled V12 engines
                   
More info:
Power:   
2 x 1.193 kW (2 x 1.600 HP)
  Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 6 x 12,7 mm (6 x 0.50 in)                                                            
            National Museum
  Bombs: 1.818 kg (4.000 lb)
  456th FIS
       
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990
 

 

North American FJ-1 Fury

   1946
 
Aircraft on photo: North American FJ-1 Fury
 

 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
880 km/h
(547 mph)
Length:
Type:
carrier-based fighter aircraft
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
first operational jet aircraft in US Navy
Ferry range:
2.407 km
(1.496 mi) Height:
First flight:
1946
Ceiling: 9.753 m (32.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
16,75 m/s
(3.300 ft/min) 
Number built:
10,48 m
(34 ft 5 in)
11,63 m
(38 ft 2 in)
4,52 m
(14 ft 10 in)
7.076 kg
(15.600 lb)
    31

Engine:               1 x Allison J35 turbojet

More info / sources:
Thrust:   
1 x 17,8 kN (1 x 4.000 lbf)
   
Armament: Guns: 6 x 12,7 mm (6 x 0.50 in)                                                            
           
Wikipedia
Aviastar
Military Factory


 

North American F-86 Sabre

   1947
 
Aircraft on photo: North American F-86F Sabre                                        Photo source: Airliners.net, Gerhard Plomitzer
 
Data for: F-86E
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.086 km/h
(675 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter aircraft
Range: 1.260 km
(765 mi)
Span:
Description:
one of the most important US fighters in 50s
Ferry range:
2.454 km
(1.525 mi) Height:
First flight:
1947
Ceiling: 14.720 m (48.300 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
45,7 m/s
(9.000 ft/min)   
Number built:
11,43 m
(37 ft 6 in)
11,30 m
(37 ft 1 in)
4,47 m
(14 ft 8 in)
8.234 kg
(18.152 lb)
   9.860
(total F-86)
Engine:              1 x General Electric J47 turbojet
    
More info:    
Thrust:   
1 x 23 kN (1 x 5.200 lbf)
  Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 6 x 12,7 mm (6 x 0.50 in)                                                           
  Aviastar
  Hardpoints: 4                      Global Security
  Hardpoints capacity: 2.400 kg (5.300 lb)
  Boeing
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990


 

North American F-86D Sabre

   1949
 
Aircraft on photo: North American F-86D Sabre                                                          Photo source: USAF via Wikipedia
 
Data for: F-86D
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.113 km/h
(692 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter aircraft
Range: 1.378 km
(650 mi)
Span:
Description:
F-86 with larger & longer fuselage, enlarged
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  tail and radar radome in nose above intake Ceiling: 15.240 m (50.000 ft) Max weight:
First flight:
1949
Rate of climb: 61,7 m/s (12.150 ft/min)  Number built:
Crew:
1
   
 
More info:
12,47 m
(40 ft 11 in)
11,91 m
(39 ft 1 in)
4,47 m
(14 ft 8 in)
9.060 kg
(19.975 lb)
   2.847
 
Sources:  
Engine:           
1 x General Electric J47 turbojet   Wikipedia
Thrust:    1 x 33,4 kN (1 x 7.500 lbf)                                                                            National Museum
Armament: Rockets: 24 x 70 mm (24 x 2.75 in)   Aero Web
      Airwar
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990

 

 

North American TF-86 Sabre

   1953
 
Aircraft on photo: North American TF-86F Sabre                                                            Photo source: National Museum
 

 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.114 km/h
(692 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer aircraft
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
two-seat training version of the Sabre Ferry range:
2.080 km (1.293 mi) Height:
First flight: 1953 Ceiling: 15.392 m (50.500 ft) Take off weight:
Crew:
2 Rate of climb: 52,3 m/s (10.300 ft/min)   Number built:
13,03 m
(42 ft 9 in)
11,30 m
(37 ft 1 in)
4,51 m
(14 ft 9.5 in)
8.183 kg
(18.040 lb)
   2
 
Engine:                 1 x General Electric J47 turbojet
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 26,3 kN (1 x 5.910 lbf)
   
Armament: Guns: 2 x 12,7 mm (2 x 0.50 in)                                                   
                      
More info / sources:
National Museum
Joe Baugher

 

 

North American YF-93 (NACA inlets)

   1950
 
Aircraft on photo: North American YF-93A (NACA inlets)                                Photo source: USAF via National Museum
 
Data for: YF-93A  
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.132 km/h
(708 mph)
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter aircraft
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
fighter development of the F-86 Sabre Ferry range:
3.200 km (2.000 mi) Height:
First flight: 1950 Ceiling: 14.268 m (46.800 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 60,8 m/s (11.960 ft/min) Number built:
13,44 m
(44 ft 1 in)
11,81 m
(38 ft 9 in)
4,78 m
(15 ft 8 in)
11.566 kg
(25.500 lb)
2 (YF-93 total)
 
Engine:                  1 x Pratt & Whitney J48 turbojet
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 26,7 kN (1 x 6.000 lbf) dry thrust
   
  1 x 38,9 kN (1 x 8.750 lbf) with afternurner
   
Armament: Guns: 6 x 20 mm (6 x 0.79 in) proposed but not fitted                           
                      
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
National Museum
Sabre Pilots

 

 

North American YF-93 (conventional inlets)

   1950
 
Aircraft on photo: North American YF-93A (conventional inlets)                                    Photo source: Prototypes.free.fr  
Data for: YF-93A
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.132 km/h
(708 mph)
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter aircraft
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
YF-93 with conventional inlets to make room Ferry range:
3.200 km (2.000 mi) Height:
  for avionics and to further streamline the
Ceiling: 14.268 m (46.800 ft) Max weight:
  aircraft for increased range Rate of climb: 60,8 m/s (11.960 ft/min) Number built:
First flight: 1950 Crew: 1

13,44 m
(44 ft 1 in)
11,81 m
(38 ft 9 in)
4,78 m
(15 ft 8 in)
11.566 kg
(25.500 lb)
2 (YF-93 total)
 
   
Engine:                 1 x Pratt & Whitney J48 turbojet
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 26,7 kN (1 x 6.000 lbf) dry thrust
   
  1 x 38,9 kN (1 x 8.750 lbf) with afternurner
   
Armament: Guns: 6 x 20 mm (6 x 0.79 in) proposed but not fitted                           
                      
More info / sources:
Aviastar
Airwar
Prototypes

 

 

North American FJ-2 / FJ-3 Fury

   1951
 
Aircraft on photo: North American FJ-3 Fury                                                  Photo source: replicainscale.blogspot.com  
Data for: FJ-2
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.088 km/h
(676 mph)
Length:
Type:
carrier-based fighter aircraft
Range: 1.593 km (860 mi)
Span:
Description:
swept-wing naval fighter based on Sabre Ferry range:
NA
Height:
First flight: 1951 Ceiling: 14.300 m (46.800 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 36,7 m/s (7.230 ft/min) Number built:
11,45 m
(37 ft 7 in)
11,31 m
(37 ft 1.5 in)
4,14 m
(13 ft 7 in)
8.523 kg
(18.790 lb)
   741
(FJ-2 & FJ-3)
Engine:               1 x General Electric J47 turbojet
    
More info
Thrust:   
1 x 26,7 kN (1 x 6.000 lbf)
  Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                   
                                Aero Web
/  sources:
Aviastar
Replica In Scale


 

North American FJ-4 Fury

   1954
 
Aircraft on photo: North American FJ-4B Fury                                                                    Photo source: Flickr, D. Miller
 
Data for: FJ-4
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.094 km/h
(680 mph)
Length:
Type:
carrier-based fighter-bomber
Range: 3.250 km (2.020 mi) Span:
Description:
US Navy & Marines swept-wing naval fighter Ferry range:
NA
Height:
First flight: 1954 Ceiling: 14.265 m (46.800 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 38,9 m/s (7.660 ft/min) Number built:
11,07 m
(36 ft 4 in)
11,91 m
(39 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
10.750 kg
(23.700 lb)
   374
 
Engine:        
1 x Wright J65 turbojet
    
More info:
Thrust:   
1 x 34,3 kN (1 x 7.700 lbf)
  Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                              
          Aviastar
  Ordnance: 1.400 kg (3.000 lb)
  Joe Baugher
       
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990

 

 

North American FJ-4F Fury

   1957
 
Aircraft on photo: North American FJ-4F Fury                                                                   Photo source: logbookmag.com  
Data for: FJ-4F
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
Mach 1,41

Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
mixed power FJ-4 with jet & rocket engine Ferry range:
NA
Height:
First flight: 1957 Ceiling: 21.640 m (71.000 ft)   
Gross weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: NA
Number built:
NA

11,91 m
(39 ft 1 in)
4,24 m
(13 ft 11 in)
12.800 kg
(28.200 lb)
   2
 
Engine:                  1 x Wright J65 turbojet
    
                      
  1 x Rocketdyne AR1 rocket engine
   
Thrust:   
1 x 34,3 kN (1 x 7.700 lbf) Wright    

1 x 22,3 kN (1 x 5.004 lbf) Rocketdyne                                                
                      
Armament: NA
   
More info / sources:
Astronautix
Wikipedia
456th FIS
Joe Baugher

 

 

North American F-100 Super Sabre

   1953
 
Aircraft on photo: North American F-100C Super Sabre
 
Data for: F-100D
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.390 km/h
(864 mph) Length:
Type:
fighter-bomber
Range: 2.415 km
(1.500 mi) Span:
Description:
first US fighter capable of supersonic speed  Ferry range:
3.210 km
(1.995 ft) Height:
  in level flight Ceiling: 13.720 m
(45.015 ft) Max weight:
First flight: 1953 Rate of climb: 114 m/s
(22.400 ft/min) Number built:
Crew:
1



14,32 m
(47 ft 0 in)       
11,81 m
(38 ft 9 in)
4,57 m
(15 ft 0 in)
15.800 kg
(34.832 lb)
2.294  (total  F-100)
   
Engine:            1 x Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet
              
More info:    
Thrust:   
1 x 45 kN (1 x 10.200 lbf) dry thrust
  Wikipedia
  1 x 71 kN (1 x 16.000 lbf) with afterburner
  Boeing
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                   
                     F-100
  Ordnance: 3.190 kg (7.040 lb)
   
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990


 

North American F-100F Super Sabre

   1957
 
Aircraft on photo: North American F-100F Super Sabre  
Data for: F-100F
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
1.408 km/h
(875 mph) Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer aircraft
Range: 2.673 km
(1.661 mi) Span:
Description:
F-100D stretched for two crewmembers
Ceiling:
14.540 km
(47.700 ft) Height:
First flight: 1956 (TF-100C prototype) Rate of climb: NA

Max weight:
Crew: 2 Length with boom: 17,40 m
(57 ft 1 in) Number built:
15,93 m
(52 ft 3 in)
11,83 m
(38 ft 10 in)
4,93 m
(16 ft 2 in)
17.745 kg
(39.122 lb)
  339 + 1 TF-100C
Engine:                 1 x Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 45 kN (1 x 10.200 lbf) dry thrust
   
  1 x 71 kN (1 x 16.000 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Guns: 2 x 20 mm (2 x 0.79 in)                                                   
                      
  Rockets: 38 x 70 mm (38 x 2.75 in)    
  Bombs: 2.268 kg (5.000 lb)
   
  
More info / sources:
National Museum
National Museum
Aviastar
 

 


North American F-100BI (mock up)

   1954
 
Aircraft on photo: North American F-100BI                                                                                 Photo source: jpcolliat.fr  

 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
Mach 1,8
              
Length:
Type:
all weather interceptor
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
F-100 development and F-107 forerunner
Ferry range:
NA
Height:
Canceled: 1954 Ceiling: NA

Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: NA
Number built:
NA

NA

NA

NA

1 mock up
   
Engine:        
1 x Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet
    
More info:  
Thrust:   
1 x 66,7 kN (1 x 15.000 lbf) with afterburner   456th FIS
Armament: missiles on 6 hardpoints                                              
            Prototypes
       
Sources:
American Attack
Aircraft Since 1926,
E. R. Johnson


 

North American F-107

   1956
 
Aircraft on photo: North American F-107A                                                       Photo source: USAF via National Museum
 
Data for: F-107A
 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
2.414 km/h
(1.500 mph) Length:
Type:
fighter-bomber
Range: 2.527 km
(1.570 mi)
Span:
Description:
F-105 competitor based on F-100
Ferry range:
3.885 km
(2.428 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1956 Ceiling: 16.220 m
(53.200 ft)
Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 203 m/s
(39.900 ft/min)
Number built:
18,85 m
(61 ft 10 in)
11,15 m
(36 ft 7 in)
5,89 m
(19 ft 8 in)
18.841 kg
(41.537 lb)
   3
 
Engine:                   1 x Pratt & Whitney YJ75 turbojet
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 109 kN (1 x 24.500 lbf) with afterburner    
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                   
                      
  Rockets: 108 x 70 mm (108 x 2.75 in)    
  Bombs: 1.814 kg (4.000 lb)
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
National Museum
456th FIS
Military Factory

 

 

North American XF-108 Rapier (mock up)

   1959
 
Aircraft on photo: North American XF-108 Rapier                                                      Photo source: USAF via Wikipedia
 

 
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA Max speed:
3.190 km/h
(1.980 mph) Length:
Type:
interceptor
Range: 2.033 km
(1.271 mi)
Span:
Description:
long-range, high-speed interceptor to defend
Ferry range:
4.004 km
(2.488 mi)
Height:
  USA from supersonic Soviet bombers Ceiling: 24.400 m (80.100 ft) Max weight:
Canceled: 1959 Rate of climb: NA
Number built:
Crew: 2



27,2 m
(89.2 ft)
17,5 m
(57.4 ft)
6,7 m
(22.1 ft)
46.508 kg 
(102.000 lb)
1   mock
up 
   
Engines:                2 x General Electric YJ93 afterburning turbojets
    
                      
Thrust:   
2 x 93,0 kN (2 x 20.900 lbf) dry thrust
   
  2 x 130,3 kN (2 x 29.300 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                   
                      
  Missiles: 3 x air-to-air    
  Bombs: 1.814 kg (4.000 lb)
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Global Security
Test Pilot
 
 


 

North American NA-335 (mock up)

   1969
North American NA-335  
Aircraft on photo: North American NA-335 (mock up)                              Photo source: Veneremurcernui.wordpress.com  
   
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA         
Max speed:
Mach 2+
         
Length:
Type:
multirole fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
F-15 competing design by North American for the
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  FX program of the US mainstay fighter
Ceiling: NA   Max weight:
Canceled:
1969
Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew:
1


 
18,7 m
(61 ft 3 in)
14,0 m
(46 ft 0 in)
5,55 m
(18 ft 2.5 in)
17.791 kg 
(39.222 lb)
 1   mock
up 
   
Engines:                 2 x Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans
    
                      
Thrust:   
2 x 65 kN (2 x 14.600 lbf) dry thrust
   
  2 x 106 kN (2 x 23.800 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                               
                      
  Missiles: 4 x AIM-7 Sparrow AAM, 4 x AIM-9 Sidewinder AAM
   
  Bombs
   
More info / sources:
Avions Legendaires
Veneremurcernui
Wikipedia
Airwar
 

 

 

Northrop XP-79

   1945
XP-79B  
Aircraft on photo: Northrop XP-79B           Photo source: Die ungewöhnlichsten Fluzeuge der Welt, Karl Müller Verlag  
Data for: XP-79B
 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
880 km/h
(547 mph)
Length:
Type:
interceptor
Range: 1.598 km (993 mi) Span:
Description:
flying wing fighter that crashed on first flight Ferry range:
NA
Height:
First flight: 1945 Ceiling: 12.200 m (40.000 ft) Loaded weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 20,3 m/s (4.000 ft/min)   Number built:
4,27 m
(14 ft 0 in)
8,54 m
(28 ft 0 in)
2,13 m
(7 ft 0 in)
3.932 kg
(8.669 lb)
   1
 
Engine:             2 x Westinghouse 19B turbojet
    
More info
Thrust:   
2 x 5,1 kN (2 x 1.150 lbf)   Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 4 x 12,7 mm (4 x 0.50 in)                                                            
                     Nurlflugel
/  sources:
Aero Web
Military Factory


 

Northrop F-61 Black Widow "Ramjet"

   1946
 
Aircraft on photo: F-61B Black Widow "Ramjet"                                                                        Photo source: Wikipedia  
   
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
NA     
              
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
F-61B with airfoil-type ramjet               Ferry range:
NA
Height:
First flight: 1946 Ceiling: NA
Max weight:
Crew:
3 Rate of climb: NA
   Number built:
15,11 m 
(49 ft 7 in)
20,12 m
(66 ft 0 in)
4,47 m
(14 ft 8 in)
NA

   1
 
Engine:                     2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engines
    
 
  1 x NACA two-dimensional Ramjet engine    
Power: 2 x 1.680 kW (2 x 2.220 HP)    
Thrust:   
NA    
Armament: NA                                                            
                      
 
More info / sources:
Tanks 45
Wikipedia
Napoleon 130

 

 

Northrop XF-89 Scorpion

   1948
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop XF-89 Scorpion               Photo source: G. Balzer, M. Dario: Northrop F-89 Scorpion (book)
 
Data for: XF-89
 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
970 km/h
(603 mph)
Length:
Type:
all-weather fighter
Range: 1.323 km (822 mi) Span:
Description:
F-89 prototype with different and shorter nose Ferry range:
2.816 km
(1.750 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1948 Ceiling: 10.820 m (35.500 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
2 Rate of climb: 8,5 m/s (1.667 ft/min) Number built:
15,39 m
(50 ft 6 in)
15,85 m
(52 ft 0 in)
5,38 m
(17 ft 8 in)
22.197 kg
(48.936 lb)
        2
prototypes
Engine:               2 x Allison J35 turbojets
            
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
2 x 17,8 kN (2 x 4.000 lbf) dry thrust
   
Armament: Guns: 4 x 12,7 mm (4 x 0.50 in) planned                                      
                       
Airwar
456th FIS
US Combat Planes

 

 

Northrop F-89 Scorpion

   1948
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop F-89J Scorpion                                                                                   Photo source: Internet  
Data for: F-89D
 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.023 km/h
(636 mph)
Length:
Type:
interceptor
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
early American jet powered fighter/interceptor Ferry range:
2.200 km
(1.370 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1948 Ceiling: 14.995 m (49.200 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
2 Rate of climb: 37,8 m/s (7.440 ft/min) Number built:
16,40 m
(53 ft 10 in)
18,18 m
(59 ft 8 in)
5,36 m
(17 ft 7 in)
19.161 kg
(42.241 lb)
   1.050
 
Engine:              
2 x Allison J35 turbojets
    
More info:
Thrust:   
2 x 24,3 kN (2 x 5.440 lbf) dry thrust
  Wikipedia
  2 x 32 kN (2 x 7.200 lbf) with afterburner
  Aero Web
Armament: Rockets: 104 x 70 mm (104 x 2.75 in) aerial rockets at wingtips
                                  Global Aircraft
  Underwing ordnance: 1.500 kg (3.200 lb)   Military Factory
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990


 

Northrop N-102 Fang (mock up)

   1953
Northrop N102 Fang  
Aircraft on photo: Northrop N-102 Fang                                                                                       Photo source: Northrop  

 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
Mach 2,0

Length:
Type:
light fighter aircraft
Range: NA
Span:
Description:
F-5 and YF-17 predecessor mock up Ferry range:
3.267 km
(2.030 mi)
Height:
Canceled: 1956 Ceiling: 18.074 m (59.300 ft) Take off weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: NA   Number built:
13,97 m
(45 ft 10 in)
9,30 m
(30 ft 6 in)
4,82 m
(15 ft 10 in)
8.509 kg
(18.760 lb)
1 mock up
 
Engine:               1 x General Electric J79 turbojet                                                          
Thrust:    1 x 41,3 kN (1 x 9.290 lbf) dry thrust Source: More info
  1 x 63,8 kN (1 x 14.350 lbf) with afterburner Northrop, An Aeronautical History,
Sobchak
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                   Fred Anderson, Northrop Corp, 1976
Wikipedia
 
/  sources:
Jornal Militar
Combat Ace


 

Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter

   1959
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter
 
Data for: F-5A
 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.488 km/h (925 mph)
Length:
Type:
light fighter
Combat range: 900 km
(558 mi)
Span:
Description:
tactical export fighter and fighter-bomber Range:
2.232 km
(1.387 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1959 Ceiling: 15.450 m (50.700 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: NA   Number built:
14,38 m
(47 ft 2 in)
7,7 m
(25 ft 3 in)
4,01 m
(13 ft 2 in)
9.378 kg
(20.677 lb)
   847
(F-5A/B/C)
Engines:              2 x General Electric J85 turbojets
    
                      
Thrust:   
2 x 12,1 kN (2 x 2.720 lbf) dry thrust
  More info:
  2 x 18,15 kN (2 x 4.080 lbf) with afterburner   Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 2 x 20 mm (2 x 0.79 in)                                  
                           National Museum
  Hardpoints: 7 (2 at wingtips, 4 under wings, 1 under fuselage)
  Combat Aircraft
  Ordnance: 2.495 kg (5.500 lb)
  FAS
 
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990

 

 

Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter

   1964
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop CASA SF-5B Freedom Fighter              
 
Data for: F-5B
 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.423 km/h (884 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer aircraft
Combat range: NA

Span:
Description:
without nose cannon but combat capable Range:
2.232 km
(1.387 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1964 Ceiling: 15.450 m (50.700 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
2 Rate of climb: NA   Number built:
14,12 m
(46 ft 4 in)
7,7 m
(25 ft 3 in)
4,01 m
(13 ft 2 in)
9.299 kg
(20.500 lb)
   847
(F-5A/B/C)
Engines:                2 x General Electric J85 turbojets
    
                      
Thrust:   
2 x 12,1 kN (2 x 2.720 lbf) dry thrust
   
  2 x 18,15 kN (2 x 4.080 lbf) with afterburner    
Armament: Hardpoints: 7 (2 at wingtips, 4 under wings, 1 under fuselage)
   
  Ordnance: 2.495 kg (5.500 lb)
   
More info / sources:
National Museum
Aero Web
Global Security
Military Aviation

 

 

Northrop F-5E Tiger II

   1972
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop F-5E Tiger II              
Data for: F-5E
 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.705 km/h (1.060 mph)
Length:
Type:
light fighter aircraft
Range: 2.863 km
(1.779 mi)
Span:
Description:
lengthened fuselage & more powerful engines Ferry range:
3.700 km
(2.310 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1972 Ceiling: 15.790 m (51.800 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 175 m/s
(34.400 ft/min) Number built:
14,68 m
(48 ft 2 in)
8,13 m
(26 ft 8 in)
4,06 m
(13 ft 4 in)
11.193 kg
(24.676 lb)
   1.399
(F-5E/F)
Engines:          2 x General Electric J85 turbojets
                  
 
Thrust:   
2 x 15,5 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf) dry thrust
  More info:    
  2 x 22,2 kN (2 x 5.000 lbf) with afterburner   Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 2 x 20 mm (2 x 0.79 in)                                  
                     Airwar
  Hardpoints: 7 (2 at wingtips, 4 under wings, 1 under fuselage)
  FAS
  Ordnance: 3.200 kg (7.000 lb)
   
 
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990

 

 

Northrop F-5F Tiger II

   1974
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop F-5F Tiger II                                                                   Photo source: Flickr, Joe Capalman
 
Data for: F-5F
 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.630 km/h (1.015 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer aircraft
Combat range: 956 km
(594 mi)
Span:
Description:
fully combat capable with new longer nose Range:
2.353 km
(1.462 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1974 Ceiling: 15.480 m (50.800 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
2 Rate of climb: 166 m/s
(32.900 ft/min) Number built:
15,75 m
(51 ft 7 in)
8,13 m
(26 ft 8 in)
4,01 m
(13 ft 2 in)
11.440 kg
(25.225 lb)
   1.399
(F-5E/F)
Engines:               2 x General Electric J85 turbojets
    
                      
Thrust:   
2 x 15,5 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf) dry thrust
   
  2 x 22,2 kN (2 x 5.000 lbf) with afterburner    
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                  
                      
  Hardpoints: 7 (2 at wingtips, 4 under wings, 1 under fuselage)
   
  Ordnance: 3.200 kg (7.000 lb)
   
 
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Joe Baugher
Swiss Air Force
 


 

Northrop P-530 Cobra (mock up)

   1971
Northrop P530 Cobra  
Aircraft on photo: Northrop P-530 Cobra (1971 mock up)
 
Data for: Northrop P-530 Cobra (1971)  
Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc., USA         
Max speed:
Mach 2
         
Length:
Type:
air superiority fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
built as a follow-on to the F-5 and a precursor of
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  the future YF-17 and ultimately F/A-18 fighter
Ceiling: NA   Take off weight:
Mock up completed:
1971
Climb rate: NA
Number built:
Crew:
1


 
15,85 m
(52 ft 0 in)
10,67 m
(35 ft 0 in)
NA

11.340 kg  
(25.000 lb)
1971  mock up
 
1972  mock up  
Engines:                    2 × General Electric  15-J1A5 turbofans
More info / sources
Thrust:   
2 x 58 kN (2 x 13.000 lbf) with afterburner
 
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                  
                                        
  Missiles: 2 x Sidewinder
 
  Hardpoints: 7 (1 x under fuselage + 5 x under wings)     
 
  Hardpoints capacity: 7.257 kg  (16.000 b)  
Wikipedia
Air Vectors
Hi Tech Web
Avia Deja Vu
Avia Deja Vu
Secret Projects

 

 

Northrop YF-17 Cobra

   1974
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop YF-17A Cobra                                                      Photo source: USAF via National Museum
 
Data for: YF-17A
 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
2.071 km/h (1.287 mph)
Length:
Type:
prototype fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
lightweight fighter aircraft and base for F-18 Ferry range:
4.810 km
(2.990 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1974 Ceiling: 15.000 m (50.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 250 m/s
(50.000 ft/min) Number built:
16,92 m
(55 ft 6 in)
10,66 m
(35 ft 0 in)
4,42 m
(14 ft 5 in)
15.580 kg
(34.280 lb)
   2
 
Engines:               2 x General Electric YJ101 afterburning turbofans
    
 
Thrust:   
2 x 67 kN (2 x 14.400 lbf) with afterburner
  More info / sources:
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                  
                                         National Museum
  Missiles: 2 x Sidewinder
  Aero Web
 
Wikipedia
Aviastar
Airwar


 

Northrop F-20 Tigershark

   1982
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop F-20A Tigershark                                                                               Photo source: Northrop  

 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
2.124 km/h (1.320 mph)
Length:
Type:
light fighter
Combat range: 556 km
(345 mi)
Span:
Description:
privately funded single engine F-5 evolution Ferry range:
2.759 km
(1.715 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1982 Ceiling: 16.800 m (55.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 255 m/s
(52.800 ft/min) Number built:
14,40 m
(47 ft 4 in)
8,13 m
(26 ft 8 in)
4,20 m
(13 ft 10 in)
11.920 kg
(27.500 lb)
   3
 
Engine:                1 x General Electric F404 turbofan
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 76 kN (1 x 17.000 lbf)   More info / sources:
Armament: Guns: 2 x 20 mm (2 x 0.79 in)                                  
                          Wikipedia
  Hardpoints: 7                                                                      
  F20a
  Hardpoints capacity: 3.600 kg (8.000 lb)
  Fighter Planes
 
 
National Museum
Aviastar
Global Security

 

 

Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23

   1990
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23                                   Photo source: USAF via National Musuem
 

 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
2.665+ km/h (1.650+ mph)
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter prototype
Combat range: 1.480 km
(920 mi)
Span:
Description:
ATF competition finalist & YF-22 contender Ferry range:
4.500+ km
(2.790+ mi)
Height:
First flight: 1990 Ceiling: 19.800 m (65.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: NA
  Number built:
20,60 m
(67 ft 5 in)
13,30 m
(43 ft 7 in)
4,30 m
(13 ft 11 in)
29.000 kg
(62.000 lb)
   2
 
Engines:               2 x Pratt & Whitney YF119 afterburning turbofans
    
                      
Thrust:   
2 x 156 kN (2 x 35.000 lbf)with afterburner
   
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in) planned                                  
                      
  Missiles: 6 x Sparrow, 4 x Sidewinder planned                                   
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
National Museum
Global Security


 

Northrop F-5E SSBD

   2003
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop F-5E SSBD   

 
Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
NA             
Length:
Type:
technology demonstrator
Combat range: NA

Span:
Description:
modified F-5E to test on sonic boom reduction Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 2003 Ceiling: NA     

Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: NA
  Number built:
15,90 m
(52 ft 2 in)
8,13 m
(26 ft 8 in)
4,06 m
(13 ft 4 in)
NA

   1
 
Engines:                 2 x General Electric J85 turbojets
    
                      
Thrust:   
2 x 15,5 kN (2 x 3.500 lbf) dry thrust
   

2 x 22,2 kN (2 x 5.000 lbf) with afterburner                         
                      
Armament: none                                                                      
   
More info / sources:
NASA
Wikipedia
Space.com

 

 

 

 
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