By E. R. Johnson
This booklet offers a concise ancient survey of many of the sorts of airplane utilized by the us military Air Corps, military Air Forces, and Air strength, and the army and Marine Corps to complete air assault missions due to the fact 1926. The textual content covers 4 kinds of fixed-wing airplane: special assault airplane; mild, medium, and tactical bombers; fighter-bombers; and tailored assault plane.
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Total produced: 1 Power plant: Two 1,500-hp Wright R-2600-A71 Twin Cyclone 14-cylinder air-cooled engine driving threebladed Curtiss Electric constant-speed propellers. 30-cal. 30-caliber machine gun in the waist position, and up to 1,200-lbs. of bombs carried in an internal bomb bay. Performance: Max. ; combat range 600 mi. Weights: 13,961-lbs. empty, 19,741-lbs. loaded. , length 48 ft. 5 sq. ft. Though never receiving a military designation, the North American NA-40 still deserves mention here because of its role in the eventual development of the B-25 medium bomber.
30-cal. 30-caliber machine gun in the waist position, and up to 1,200-lbs. of bombs carried in an internal bomb bay. Performance: Max. ; combat range 600 mi. Weights: 13,961-lbs. empty, 19,741-lbs. loaded. , length 48 ft. 5 sq. ft. Though never receiving a military designation, the North American NA-40 still deserves mention here because of its role in the eventual development of the B-25 medium bomber. After an unsuccessful effort with its XB-21 bomber design of 1937, North American viewed the light bomber competition under Circular Proposal 38-385 as an opportunity to not only obtain a major Army contract, but as something that could also potentially result in signiﬁcant international orders.
The 2F was powered by a 750hp Pratt & Whitney R-1535-11 engine and featured semi-retractable landing gear that folded backwards into fairings on the bottom of the wings, a revised canopy, and enlarged tail surfaces. Following evaluations, the 2F demonstrator was returned to the factory to replace the semi-retractable gear with a ﬁxed type (the bulky mechanisms had been judged to offer an insignificant increase in performance) and for other smaller changes. Working posthaste, Northrop not only modiﬁed the prototype to incorporate a ﬁxed gear having faired struts with open-sided wheel pants, but made additional streamlining improvements to the cowling and fuselage, revised the canopy conﬁguration, and further enlarged the tail ﬁn.
American Attack Aircraft Since 1926 by E. R. Johnson