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Northrop (Avion) Northrop (Avion)

1928


Northrop's first aircraft for his new company was known as the Flying Wing but of ...

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Northrop Alpha

1930

Northrop Alpha

Northrop Beta Northrop Beta

1931

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While the Gamma was being developed, Northrop was working on a nine-seat transport, which ...

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Northrop Delta

1932

Northrop Delta

Northrop Gamma Northrop Gamma

1932

In January 1932 John Northrop and Donald Douglas formed the Northrop Corporation as a partly-owned subsidiary of the ...

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Northrop used the Gamma transport as the basis of a private-venture design for a ...

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Northrop A-13, A-16, A-17, A-33

1934

Northrop A-13, A-16, A-17, A-33

Northrop XFT Northrop XFT

1934

Despite some scepticism concerning the practicability of the monoplane configuration for the shipboard fighter, the US Navy's ...

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Based on the design of the XFT, the Model 3A was developed as a contender ...

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Northrop 3A

1935

Northrop 3A

Northrop BT-1, BT-2 Northrop BT-1, BT-2

1938

While Northrop was working on the YA-13/XA-16 developments of the Gamma, the company ...

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In 1929 John Northrop designed and developed a two-seat single-engine aircraft which was basically a ...

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Northrop N-1M

1940

Northrop N-1M

Northrop N-3PB Northrop N-3PB

1940

In 1940 Northrop received an order from a Norwegian Buying Commission for the design and construction of ...

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P-61 was the first U.S. fighter equipped with radar. The first prototype flew on May 21, ...

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Northrop P-61 Black Widow

1942

Northrop P-61 Black Widow

Northrop N-9M Northrop N-9M

1942

Experience with the N-1M convinced Northrop that an all-wing bomber was feasible, and following evaluation ...

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One of the most radical of US experimental fighters of World War II, the XP-56 was ...

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Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet

1943

Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet

Northrop MX-324, MX-334 Northrop MX-324, MX-334

1943

A Northrop feasibility study in September 1942 for a rocket-powered military interceptor brought the company ...

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In January 1943, Northrop was awarded a USAAF contract for the design and construction of three ...

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Northrop XP-79B Flying Ram

1945

Northrop XP-79B Flying Ram

Northrop XB-35 Northrop XB-35

1946

In November 1941 the USAAF ordered two prototype XB-35 flying wing bombers, powered by four ...

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The end of World War II, together with orders placed for the competing Convair ...

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Northrop YB-49

1947

Northrop YB-49

Northrop F-89 Scorpion Northrop F-89 Scorpion

1948

Designed to replace P-61 "Black Widow" as an all-weather fighter. The first prototype flew on ...

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The final Northrop flying wing design, although it could more accurately be described as a tailless aircraft, ...

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Northrop X-4 Bantam

1948

Northrop X-4 Bantam

Northrop N-23 Pioneer, N-32, C-125 Raider Northrop N-23 Pioneer, N-32, C-125 Raider

1949

The Northrop Pioneer was built as a 40-passenger commercial transport aircraft, powered by three 596kW ...

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A last chance for the flying wing design was the YRB-49, a six-engined reconnaissance bomber, ...

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Northrop YRB-49

1950

Northrop YRB-49

Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / T-38 Talon Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / T-38 Talon

1959

Designed to replace Lockheed T-33, F-5A flew on July 30, 1959. Entered production in October ...

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To meet a US government requirement for a high-performance lightweight fighter that would be suitable for supply to ...

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Northrop T-38 Talon

1959

Northrop T-38 Talon

Northrop M2-F1 Northrop M2-F1

1963

This wooden research glider made more than 500 flights in 1963-64.

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In mid-1964 Northrop was contracted by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to produce two all-metal ...

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Northrop M2-F2

1966

Northrop M2-F2

Northrop HL-10 Northrop HL-10

1966

In mid-1964 Northrop was contracted by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to produce two all-metal ...

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Under the designation Northrop YA-9A, the company built two prototypes of a single-seat close-support aircraft ...

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Northrop A-9

1972

Northrop A-9

Northrop YF-17 Northrop YF-17

1974

Based on the company-funded P530 Cobra project, the YF-17 was developed to meet a USAF Request ...

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The "Tacit Blue" was built to test the advances in stealth technology. The aircraft made ...

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Northrop Tacit Blue

1982

Northrop Tacit Blue

Northrop F-20 Tigershark Northrop F-20 Tigershark

1982

Initially known as the F-5G and officially redesignated F-20 in November 1982, the Tigershark single-seat tactical fighter ...

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Development of the B-2 was begun in 1978 and the US Air Force originally wanted ...

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Northrop B-2 Spirit

1989

Northrop B-2 Spirit

Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 Black Widow II Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 Black Widow II

1990

The Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23A was a contender in the bid for an advanced tactical fighter ...

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