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United States' Northrop N-3PB Nomad floatplane

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Northrop N-3PB floatplane:
United States' Northrop N-3PB floatplane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Northrop N-3PB floatplane:
United States' Northrop N-3PB floatplane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Northrop N-3PB Nomad was ordered by the Norwegian government but it didn't receive the aircraft until after the fall of Norway.

Usage

The Norwegian air force used the Northrop N-3PB from bases in Canada, Iceland, and Great Britain.

Specifications

  Northrop N-3PB
Type Patrol bomber floatplane
Crew  
Engine (Type) 1: Wright Cyclone
Cylinders Radial
Cooling Air
HP 1,250
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 48' 11"
Length 36'
Height 12'
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 10,000 lb
Performance  
Speed 260 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 1,000 miles
Armament  
Wings 4: MG
Bombs 2,200 lb
OR  
Torpedo 2,000 lb

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site