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Northrop N-3PB Nomad


Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane


The American-designed and produced Northrop N-3PB floatplane was only ever fielded by the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 1/21/2019






Specifications



Year:
1941
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
3
[ 24 Units ] :
Northrop Aircraft, Incorporated - USA
National flag of Norway Norway
- Ground Attack
- Anti-Ship
- Navy / Maritime
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
Length:
36.02 ft (10.98 m)
Width/Span:
48.88 ft (14.9 m)
Height:
12.01 ft (3.66 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Northrop N-3PB Nomad production model)
Empty Weight:
6,173 lb (2,800 kg)
MTOW:
10,582 lb (4,800 kg)
(Diff: +4,409lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Northrop N-3PB Nomad production model)
1 x Wright GR-1820-G205A 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Northrop N-3PB Nomad production model)
Maximum Speed:
257 mph (414 kph; 224 kts)
Service Ceiling:
24,016 feet (7,320 m; 4.55 miles)
Maximum Range:
994 miles (1,600 km; 864 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
1,040 ft/min (317 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Northrop N-3PB Nomad production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
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.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Northrop N-3PB Nomad production model)
N-3PB "Nomad" - Base Series Designation; 24 examples produced.

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