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Northrop N9M


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The Northrop N9M was designed as a 1/3 scale test aircraft for the XB-35 flying wing bomber.  The first N-9M flew on 27 December 1942.

Once design testing was completed, the N9Ms were turned over to the the Air Force as familiarization aircraft for the YB-35.

When the B-35 program was cancelled, the first three N-9Ms were scrapped.  The N-9MB survived to be restored by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California. 

 
 Specifications N-9MB  
 
Type: Experimental aircraft
Engine: two 300 hp (223 kW) Franklin XO-540-7 piston engines.
 
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Jim Muche's article on the N9MB
 

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