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Northrop Gamma


High-Performance Monoplane Aircraft


United States | 1932



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



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Northrop Gamma 2D High-Performance Monoplane Aircraft.
1 x Wright R-1820 "Cyclone" air-cooled radial piston engine developing 710 horsepower driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Propulsion
224 mph
360 kph | 194 kts
Max Speed
23,294 ft
7,100 m | 4 miles
Service Ceiling
1,970 miles
3,170 km | 1,712 nm
Operational Range
1,400 ft/min
427 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
NYC
 
  LON
LON
 
  PAR
PAR
 
  BER
BER
 
  MOS
MOS
 
  TOK
TOK
 
  SYD
SYD
 
  LAX
LAX
 
  NYC
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Northrop Gamma 2D High-Performance Monoplane Aircraft.
1
(MANNED)
Crew
31.2 ft
9.50 m
O/A Length
47.9 ft
(14.60 m)
O/A Width
9.0 ft
(2.75 m)
O/A Height
4,123 lb
(1,870 kg)
Empty Weight
7,352 lb
(3,335 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Northrop Gamma family line.
Gamma - Base Series Name.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Northrop Gamma. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 60 Units

Contractor(s): 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 ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (224mph).

Graph Average of 225 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Max Alt Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Production Comparison
60
36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
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
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Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to airborne requirements.
AIR-TO-AIR COMBAT
TRANSPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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