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Monday, May 31, 2010

1942 Northrop Flying Wing

1942 Northrop Flying Wing

1942 Northrop Flying Wing

The Northrop N9MB flying wing was a 1/3 scale test aircraft for the Northrop XB-35 flying wing. The first of four N9MB flying wings took flight in 1942 and allowed pilots to get used to flying the radical design while also gathering critical flight data for the XB-35's design. The Northrop experience with flying wings would culminate with the B-2 Spirit in 1989.

This N9MB was fully restored by the Chino Planes of Fame Museum and was flown at the Museum's airshow this May (5/16/10).
--Keith Breazeal

1 comment:

  1. What a great blog for people who love aviation!!! Congratulations!!!
    Please visit a portuguese blog which shows aerial pictures from Portugal taken during my flights in Cessna, Piper, etc...:
    The Third Dimension - Aerial Photography from Portugal
    Thanks a lot