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Northrop N-3PB Nomad


Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane


United States | 1941



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

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Northrop N-3PB Nomad Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane.
1 x Wright GR-1820-G205A 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower.
Propulsion
257 mph
414 kph | 224 kts
Max Speed
24,016 ft
7,320 m | 5 miles
Service Ceiling
994 miles
1,600 km | 864 nm
Operational Range
1,040 ft/min
317 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Northrop N-3PB Nomad Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane.
3
(MANNED)
Crew
36.0 ft
10.98 m
O/A Length
48.9 ft
(14.90 m)
O/A Width
12.0 ft
(3.66 m)
O/A Height
6,173 lb
(2,800 kg)
Empty Weight
10,582 lb
(4,800 kg)
MTOW
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Northrop N-3PB Nomad Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane .
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
Notable series variants as part of the Northrop N-3PB Nomad family line.
N-3PB "Nomad" - Base Series Designation; 24 examples produced.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Northrop N-3PB Nomad. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 24 Units

Contractor(s): Northrop Aircraft, Incorporated - USA
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