Aircraft Photo of NX28311 | Northrop N-1M | Northrop | #44574
Registration / Serial:NX28311
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop N-1M
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop N-1M
Aircraft Version:Northrop N-1M
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Northrop
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:11 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 44574
Photo Comment

The Northrop Model 1 Mockup Flying Wing was Northrop's natural progression towards an aerodynamically clean design in which the drag caused by protruding engine nacelles, fuselage and vertical and horizontal tail surfaces is eliminated. However, the N-1M was plagued by poor performance as it was both overweight and underpowered. Nevertheless, Northrop convinced the AF that the N-1 M was successful enough to serve as the forerunner of more advanced flying wings and led ultimately to the B-2 bomber.

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