Mar 132012
Douglas El Segundo Project 9 Tailless Bomber—Wind Tunnel Tests (1938)

The Douglas El Segundo Division Project 9 was a study for a twin engine tailless bomber dating from 1938. It was likely designed (or heavily influenced) by Jack Northrop, who would leave Douglas the following year to form his own independent company. The report presented in the gallery above describes the results of wind tunnel […]

Jan 032012
Armstrong Whitworth AW.56 Jet V Bomber Proposal (1947)

The gallery above reproduces an Intelligence Report from the U.S. Military Attache, London dated December 12, 1947 which was found in the files of the U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff, Development, Director of Research and Development, Aircraft Division, Airplane Branch, RG 341 at National Archives II in College Park, Maryland. The report describes the […]

Mar 122011
Northrop Model N-94 Class VF Day Fighter

Northrop’s contribution to the OS-130 competition was the Model N-94, which consisted of a basic design and two alternate designs. The basic design was developed for two different engine installations: the Pratt & Whitney J57-P-11 and the Wright J65-W (TJ 31B3). These two versions of the basic design were designated the N-94 and N-94A, respectively. […]