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  • Northrop Delta Transport Aircraft

    The Northrop Delta was a further development of the Gamma and appeared during the tumultuous interwar years leading up to World War 2.

     Updated: 8/4/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    Northrop Delta 1D-5 Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1933
    Type: Transport Aircraft
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Northrop Corporation - USA
    Production Total: 32

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 2
    Length: 32.81 feet (10 meters)
    Width: 47.57 feet (14.50 meters)
    Height: 10.17 feet (3.10 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 4,542 lb (2,060 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 7,352 lb (3,335 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 1 x Wright SE-1820-F2 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 735 horsepower.

    Maximum Speed: 221 mph (355 kph; 192 knots)
    Maximum Range: 1,650 miles (2,655 km)
    Service Ceiling: 20,013 feet (6,100 meters; 3.79 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 1,200 feet-per-minute (366 m/min)

    Armament / Mission Payload


    Global Operators / Customers

    Australia; Canada; Mexico; Spain; Sweden; United States

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    Delta - Base Series Name

    Delta 1A

    Delta 1B

    Delta 1C

    Delta 1D

    Delta I

    Delta II

    Delta III