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Northrop Aircraft, Inc., Report NM-40, Zinc Die Substitutes, September 1953

Collection Creator:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 470, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Fairchild Industries, Inc. collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0060-ref5153

Northrop RB-49A and FB-49A Drawings

Creator:
Northrop Corp  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
bulk 1948
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of ten 22.5 by 11 inch drawings from Northrop Aircraft, Inc. Included here are eight drawings of the RB-49A and two drawings of the FB-49A.
Biographical / Historical:
In March 1948, a proposal was made to the United States Air Force by Northrop Aircraft, Inc. for a photographic reconnaissance version of the "flying wing." This proposed aircraft was referred to as the RB-49A and the FB-49A, and officially known as the Northrop YRB-49A. This proposal grew out of the failed XB-35 program, and the USAF desperately hoped for the success of this aircraft. However, shortly after an agreement was made in August 1948, the project was abandoned. Disagreements and indecision led to a rocky beginning and only preliminary plans for this aircraft were completed. Once the RB-49A project was abandoned, Northrop focused their efforts on the YRB-49A as a conversion of the YB-35A.
Provenance:
John Keen Miller, Gift, 1995
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Northrop RB-49A  Search this
Northrop FB-49A  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Photographic reconnaissance systems  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Northrop RB-49A and FB-49A Drawings, Accession number 1995-0069, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0069
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0069

Robert Love Collection

Creator:
Love, Robert J.  Search this
Names:
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic Feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Date:
bulk 1947-1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 3 cubic feet of materials relating to Robert Love's career in aviation: both his military career, especially relating to his exploits in the Korean War; and his civilian career, most notably his time as a test pilot with Northrop and his involvement with the Reno Air Races. This collection consists of the following types of archival material: photographs, color slides, 16 mm motion pictures films, U-matic videos, technical manuals, certificates, military records, correspondence, licenses, individual flight records, Northrop publications, and interviews of Love on audio tape cassettes.
Biographical / Historical:
Major Robert J. "Bob" Love (1917-1986) had an impressive military and civilian aviation career. Born in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, his family moved to New York when he was young. Love learned to fly in 1940 and before the United States entered World War II, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the United States joined the war, Love joined the United States Army Air Corps and flew a variety of aircraft, including Lockheed P-38s and North American P-51 Mustangs, but was kept in a training command stateside. Love represented the USAF in the 1947 and 1949 Cleveland Air Races. In the late 1940s, Love left the Air Corps to become a Commanding Officer in the Air National Guard. His unit was activated for the Korean War, and he was eventually transferred to the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, where he flew North American F-86 Sabre jets. He flew over 50 combat missions between January - March 1952 and became an ace by shooting down six MiG MiG-15 Fagots. After the Korean War, Love left the military to become a test pilot for Northrop Aircraft where he tested the Northrop F-89 Scorpion, Northrop F-20 (F-5G) Tigershark, and Northrop T-38 Talon. After his stint at Northrop, he spent time in Central America as a mercenary fighter pilot in the wars between El Salvador and Nicaragua, and later tried to establish a rubber tree plantation in Guatemala. He returned to the United States and had a career flying as an executive pilot for a number of firms, including for Golden Industries. In 1964, Love raced a Mustang in the inaugural Reno Air Races; he crossed the finish line first, but lost the championship on points based on previous heats. He continued to be active in the Reno Races and for many years was the official Reno Race Check Pilot, approving new race pilots and recently modified World War II fighter-racers. Love was also active in the western United States air show circuit where he had a featured aerobatic act flying his Mustang P-51D.
Provenance:
Ron Burda, Gift, 2013
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Test pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Correspondence
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert Love Collection, Accession 2013-0057, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0057
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0057

Yearbook (Class of 1950)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Fuselage, Northrop, T-38 Talon

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Materials:
All metal, aluminum honeycomb wings, twin-afterburning engines.
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 ft. 5 5/8 in. × 45 ft. 11 3/16 in. × 24 ft. 11 3/16 in., 41.3 ft. × 6.2 ft. (3.8m × 14m × 7.6m × 12.597m × 1.902m)
Storage: 29cm (11 3/8 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1959
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A20040215000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20040215000
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Rocket Sled, Sonic Wind I

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Originally made of chrome-molybdenum tubing; overall, steel.
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 ft. 4 in. × 6 ft. 4 in. × 8 ft., 11000lb. (741.7 × 193 × 243.8cm, 4989.6kg)
3-D (rocket, each): 49.9kg (110lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1953-1954
Credit Line:
Transferred from U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19680015000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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edanmdm:nasm_A19680015000
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Northrop Gamma "Polar Star"

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Lincoln Ellsworth
Inventory Number:
A19360042000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Northrop 4A Alpha

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Aluminum
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 13.4 m (41 ft 10 in)
Length: 8.7 m (28 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Weight, gross: 2,043 kg (4,500 lb)
Weight, empty: 1,208 kg (2,660 lb)
Top speed: 272 km/h (170 mph)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Trans World Airlines, Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19761144000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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edanmdm:nasm_A19761144000
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[Trade catalogs from Salisbury Motors, Inc.]

Company Name:
Salisbury Motors, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Super-scooter
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pomona, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Motorcycles  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motorcycle supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_44087
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_44087

Northrop N1M

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Plywood
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 11.6 m (38 ft)
Length: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Weight, gross: 1,814 kg (4,000 lb)
Top speed: 322 km/h (200 mph)
Engine: 2 Franklin 6AC264F2, 120 hp
Overall: 72in. (182.9cm)
Other: 72 x 204 x 456in. (182.9 x 518.2 x 1158.2cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1940
Credit Line:
Transferred from the US Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600302000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600302000
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Northrop P-61C Black Widow

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 450 x 1500cm, 10637kg, 2000cm (14ft 9 3/16in. x 49ft 2 9/16in., 23450.3lb., 65ft 7 3/8in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19510044000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19510044000

Horten H III f

Manufacturer:
Horten, Reimar and Walter  Search this
Designer:
Reimar Horten, Germany pre-1945,  Search this
Materials:
Steel tubing center section covered with plywood and aluminum, wooden wings covered plywood and cotton fabric.
Dimensions:
Wingspan 20 m (66 ft)
Center Section Length 5 m (16.4 ft)
Height 1.6 m (5.4 ft)
Weight Empty 250 kg (550 lb)
Weight Flying 360 kg (792 lb)
Maximum Speed 210 km/h (130 mph)
Best Glide Speed 63 km/h (39 mph)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Date:
1944
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19602081000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19602081000
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Guidance System, Stellar-Inertial, Northrop "Snark"

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Metal parts, glass optics.
Dimensions:
3-D: 73.7 x 101.6cm, 235kg (29 x 40 in., 518lb.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Northrop Corporation.
Inventory Number:
A19700234000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Rockets & Missiles
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19700234000
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Rear cone, Northrop P-61C Black Widow

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Plexiglass
Dimensions:
Overall: 83.82 x 110.49 x 33.02cm (2ft 9in. x 3ft 7 1/2in. x 1ft 1in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19510044049
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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edanmdm:nasm_A19510044049

Rocket Sled, Sonic Wind 2

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Steel
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 ft. 1 in. tall x 7 ft. 11 in. wide x 14 ft. long (154.94 x 241.3 x 426.72cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1955-1956
Credit Line:
Transferred from U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19680016000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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edanmdm:nasm_A19680016000

Rocket Sled, Sleighride

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Frame work, steel; body, sheet aluminum, apparently 6064-T4; clamps for holding rocket motors, stainless steel; nose, fiberglass; rail slippers, steel.
Dimensions:
Overall: 343 5/8 in. long x 54 in. tall x 102 in. wide , 4335 lb. (872.75 x 137.16 x 259.08cm, 1966.3kg)
Other (without JATOs): 2700 lb. (1224.7kg)
Overall (JATOs): 1635 lb. (741.6kg)
Type:
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1952-1953
Credit Line:
Transferred by the U.S. Army
Inventory Number:
A19680018000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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edanmdm:nasm_A19680018000
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Engine GE J-85, Northrop, T-38 Talon

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 273.1 × 53.3 × 66cm (107 1/2 in. × 21 in. × 26 in.)
Storage: 298.5 × 78.7 × 78.7cm (117 1/2 in. × 31 in. × 31 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Date:
1959
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A20040215003
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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edanmdm:nasm_A20040215003

Engine GE J-85, Northrop, T-38 Talon

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 68.6 × 279.4 × 58.4cm (27 × 110 × 23 in.)
Storage: 304.8 × 94 × 71.1cm (10 ft. × 37 in. × 28 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Date:
1959
Credit Line:
Transferred by the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A20040215004
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum
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Eugene D. Chisam

Creator:
"Northrop Aircraft, Inc."  Search this
Subject:
Chisam, Eugene D  Search this
Northrop Aircraft, Inc  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
C. 1941-1945
Topic:
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0233]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290738

Eugene D. Chisam

Creator:
"Northrop Aircraft, Inc."  Search this
Subject:
Chisam, Eugene D  Search this
Northrop Aircraft, Inc  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
C. 1941-1945
Topic:
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0234]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290739

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