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Northrop N-3PB Nomad


Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane (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.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 09/25/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1941

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
3

Production
24
UNITS


Northrop Aircraft, Incorporated - USA
National flag of Norway Norway
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Special-Mission: Anti-Ship
Equipped to search, track, and engage enemy surface elements through visual acquisition, radar support, and onboard weaponry.
Maritime / Navy
Land-based or shipborne capability for operating over-water in various maritime-related roles while supported by allied naval surface elements.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.


Length
36.0 ft
(10.98 m)
Width/Span
48.9 ft
(14.90 m)
Height
12.0 ft
(3.66 m)
Empty Wgt
6,173 lb
(2,800 kg)
MTOW
10,582 lb
(4,800 kg)
Wgt Diff
+4,409 lb
(+2,000 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Northrop N-3PB Nomad production variant)
Installed: 1 x Wright GR-1820-G205A 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower.
Max Speed
257 mph
(414 kph | 224 kts)
Ceiling
24,016 ft
(7,320 m | 5 mi)
Range
994 mi
(1,600 km | 2,963 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,040 ft/min
(317 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Northrop N-3PB Nomad production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
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 Types


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Graphical image of an aircraft heavy machine gun
Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition
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(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 3


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


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