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Northrop A-17 (Nomad)


Gound-Attack Monoplane Aircraft (1935)


Aviation / Aerospace

Just over 400 of the Northrop A-17 attacker were made, its design originating in the pre-war high-performance Northrop Gamma monoplane.



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

Specifications



Service Year
1935

Origin
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United States

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
2

Production
411
UNITS


Northrop Corporation - USA
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(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.
Close-Air Support (CAS)
Developed to operate in close proximity to active ground elements by way of a broad array of air-to-ground ordnance and munitions options.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.


Length
31.7 ft
(9.67 m)
Width/Span
47.7 ft
(14.55 m)
Height
11.9 ft
(3.62 m)
Empty Wgt
4,872 lb
(2,210 kg)
MTOW
7,341 lb
(3,330 kg)
Wgt Diff
+2,469 lb
(+1,120 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Northrop A-17 production variant)
Installed: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1535-11 "Twin Wasp" air-cooled radial piston engine developing 750 horsepower driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Max Speed
208 mph
(335 kph | 181 kts)
Ceiling
19,406 ft
(5,915 m | 4 mi)
Range
649 mi
(1,045 km | 1,935 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,350 ft/min
(411 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 A-17 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
STANDARD:
4 x 7.62mm Browning M1919 machine guns in fixed, forward-firing mountings.
1 x 7.62mm Browning M1919 machine gun on trainable mounting in rear gunner's cockpit.

Bomb load spread across an internal bay and underwing hardpoints.


Supported Types


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Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 4


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