Northrop - USA
United States (cancelled)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Developed to operate in close proximity to active ground elements by way of a broad array of air-to-ground ordnance and munitions options.
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.
Maximum Take-Off Weight
2 x Lycoming YF102-LD-100 turbofan engines developing 7,500 lb of thrust each.
(837 kph | 452 knots)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
1 x 20mm M61 Vulcan internal Gatling-style cannon (fitted).
1 x 30mm GAU-8 Gatling-style cannon (proposed).
Up to 18,370 lb of externally-held stores (rockets, conventional drop bombs).
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (520mph).
Graph average of 563 miles-per-hour.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
Compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian).