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Northrop N-3PB Nomad

Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane

Northrop N-3PB Nomad

Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane

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SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The American-designed and produced Northrop N-3PB floatplane was only ever fielded by the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1941
MANUFACTURER(S): Northrop Aircraft, Incorporated - USA
PRODUCTION: 24
OPERATORS: Norway
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Northrop N-3PB Nomad model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
LENGTH: 36.02 feet (10.98 meters)
WIDTH: 48.88 feet (14.9 meters)
HEIGHT: 12.01 feet (3.66 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 6,173 pounds (2,800 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 10,582 pounds (4,800 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Wright GR-1820-G205A 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 257 miles-per-hour (414 kilometers-per-hour; 224 knots)
RANGE: 994 miles (1,600 kilometers; 864 nautical miles)
CEILING: 24,016 feet (7,320 meters; 4.55 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,040 feet-per-minute (317 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



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

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



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






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (257mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Northrop N-3PB Nomad's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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