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Friday, October 22, 2010

Northrop N-1M

This aircraft is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The aircraft was very heavy and extremely underpowered, leading to being unstable in flight. However, the general idea of a "flying wing" proved out to be a viable concept, and was used as the basis for such aircraft as N-M9 and XB-35 and XB-49 flying wings. The same concept is also used in the B-2 stealth bomber. You can tell from the photo it looks a bit awkward to see such a large aircraft and such tiny propellers. Nonetheless, I think it would be quite interesting to see the aircraft actually fly!

Northrop N-1M

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