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Northrop N-3PB Nomad

United States (1941)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Northrop N-3PB Nomad Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane.

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  Northrop N-3PB Nomad  
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The American-designed and produced Northrop N-3PB floatplane was only ever fielded by the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service.

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Northrop N-3PB Nomad Specifications
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United States
Year: 1941
Type: Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
Manufacturer(s): Northrop Aircraft, Incorporated - USA
Production: 24
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 3
Length: 36.02 ft (10.98 m)
Width: 48.88 ft (14.90 m)
Height: 12.01 ft (3.66 m)
Empty Weight: 6,173 lb (2,800 kg)
MTOW: 10,582 lb (4,800 kg)

Installed Power
1 x Wright GR-1820-G205A 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 257 mph (414 kph; 224 kts)
Maximum Range: 994 mi (1,600 km; 864 nm)
Service Ceiling: 24,016 ft (7,320 m; 4.55 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,040 ft/min (317 m/min)

4 x 0.50 caliber fixed, forward-firing heavy machine guns.
2 x 0.30 caliber machine guns in dorsal and ventral positions.

Up to 2,000lbs of external ordnance including 1 x torpedo, conventional drop bombs or naval depth charges.

Operators List

Series Model Variants
• N-3PB "Nomad" - Base Series Designation; 24 examples produced.