Northrop N-9M

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Northrop N-9M adalah pesawat skala sepertiga digunakan untuk pengembangan Program bomber jarak jauh Northrop XB-35 dan YB-35 Flying Wing.

Pertama diterbangkan pada tahun 1942, N-9M (M Model) adalah yang ketiga dalam garis keturunan dari desain pesawat semua sayap Northrop yang dimulai pada tahun 1929 ketika Jack Northrop berhasil dalam percobaan awal dengan baling-baling tunggal pendorong nya, twin-ekor, twin-boom, semua stres logam kulit monoplane Northrop Flying Wing X-216H,[1] dan satu dekade kemudian, dual-prop N-1M pada 1939-1941.[2] Perintis pesawat semua sayap Northrop akan memimpin Northrop Grumman selama bertahun-tahun kemudian sampai akhirnya mengembangkan pembom siluman canggih B-2 Spirit, yang memulai debutnya dalam persediaan Angkatan Udara pada tahun 1989.

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ "Flying Wing Is Successful In first Tests." Popular Mechanics, May 1930.
  2. ^ O'Leary 2007, p. 62.
  • Coleman, Ted. Jack Northrop and the Flying Wing: The Real Story Behind the Stealth Bomber. New York: Paragon House, 1988. ISBN 1-55778-079-X.
  • Donald, David, editor. "Northrop Flying Wings", Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Etobicoke, Ontario: Prospero Books, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.
  • Maloney, Edward T. Northrop Flying Wings. Corona del Mar, California: World War II Publications, 1988. ISBN 0-915464-00-4.
  • O'Leary, Michael. "Northrop's Flying Sorcery". Aeroplane, Volume 35, Number 6, Issue 410, June 2007. pp. 62–64.
  • O'Leary, Michael. "The Shape of Wings to Come". Aeroplane, Volume 35, Number 6, Issue 410, June 2007, pp. 65–68.
  • O'Leary, Michael. "Wings of Northrop, Part Two". Air Classics, Volume 44, Number 1, January 2008, Challenge Publications, Inc. ISSN 0002-2241. (Heavily illustrated, authoritative N-9M article.)
  • New 'Flying Wing' Plane Hailed as Great Advance In Aviation. "The Baltimore American" newspaper, Section E, 9 February 1930. (Front-page feature article with two photos reporting on Northrop's flights with his first Flying Wing monoplane.)
  • Pape, Garry and John Campbell. Northrop Flying Wings: A History of Jack Northrop's Visionary Aircraft. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1995. ISBN 0-88740-689-0.
  • Wooldridge, E. T. Winged Wonders: The Story of the Flying Wings. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. ISBN 0-87474-966-2.

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