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Northrop N-3PB Nomad

United States (1941)
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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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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (257mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
Relative Operational Ranges
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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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National Origin: United States
Service Year: 1941
Classification Type: Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
Manufacturer(s): Northrop Aircraft, Incorporated - USA
Production Units: 24
Global Operators:
Norway
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
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.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
3


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
36.02 ft


Meters
10.98 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
48.88 ft


Meters
14.9 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
12.01 ft


Meters
3.66 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
6,173 lb


Kilograms
2,800 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
10,582 lb


Kilograms
4,800 kg

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

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
257 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
414 kph


Knots
224 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
994 mi


Kilometers
1,600 km


Nautical Miles
864 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
24,016 ft


Meters
7,320 m


Miles
4.55 mi


Performance
CLIMB RATE


Feet-per-Minute
1,040 ft/min


Meters-per-Minute
317 m/min

Armament - Hardpoints (3):

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.
Supported Weapon Systems:

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