Northrop N-3PB Nomad Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1941
Type: Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Northrop Aircraft, Incorporated - USA
Production Total: 24
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 36.02 feet (10.98 meters)
Overall Width: 48.88 feet (14.90 meters)
Overall Height: 12.01 feet (3.66 meters)
Weight (Empty): 6,173 lb (2,800 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 10,582 lb (4,800 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Wright GR-1820-G205A 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 257 mph (414 kph; 224 knots)
Maximum Range: 994 miles (1,600 km)
Service Ceiling: 24,016 feet (7,320 meters; 4.55 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,040 feet-per-minute (317 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
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.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
N-3PB "Nomad" - Base Series Designation; 24 examples produced.