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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 XST

   1976
 
Aircraft on photo: Northrop XST                                                                     Photo source: Foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com  
   
Manufacturer: Northrop Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed: +900 km/h (+560 mph) Length:
Type: stealth fighter model Combat range: NA   Span:
Description: A full scale RCS model for the pole tests Ferry range: NA   Height:
Cancelled: 1976 Ceiling: NA   Max weight:
Crew: 1 (planned) Rate of climb: NA   Number built:
NA  
NA  
NA  
NA           
1 (RCS model)  
Engines:               NA                                                                                             More info / sources: 
Thrust:    NA    
Armament: NA                                                     
Foxtrotalpha Jalopnik
F-117a
Zona Militar

 

 

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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