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Northrop Gamma


High-Performance Monoplane Aircraft (1932)


Aviation / Aerospace

The Northrop Gamma was of all-metal design and sported a monoplane form with enclosed cockpit - relatively novel qualities for an early-1930s aircraft.



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

Specifications



Service Year
1932

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
1

Production
60
UNITS


Northrop Corporation - USA
National flag of modern Japan National flag of Spain National flag of Taiwan National flag of the United States Imperial Japan; Manchukuo; Spain; Taiwan; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Air-to-Air Combat, Fighter
General ability to actively engage other aircraft of similar form and function, typically through guns, missiles, and/or aerial rockets.
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.


Length
31.2 ft
(9.50 m)
Width/Span
47.9 ft
(14.60 m)
Height
9.0 ft
(2.75 m)
Empty Wgt
4,123 lb
(1,870 kg)
MTOW
7,352 lb
(3,335 kg)
Wgt Diff
+3,230 lb
(+1,465 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Northrop Gamma 2D production variant)
Installed: 1 x Wright R-1820 "Cyclone" air-cooled radial piston engine developing 710 horsepower driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Max Speed
224 mph
(360 kph | 194 kts)
Ceiling
23,294 ft
(7,100 m | 4 mi)
Range
1,970 mi
(3,170 km | 5,871 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,400 ft/min
(427 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 Northrop Gamma 2D production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


Gamma - Base Series Name.


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