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I used to think that we copied the idea for the flying wing from German WWII research, but I was off by several decades. Then I realized that Jack Northrop was working on flying wings back in the

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On June Stanley piloted the first Flying Wing, the which was a four-engine boomerang-shaped craft, from Northrop’s Hawthorne Airport to what was then the Muroc Army airfield east of Palmdale.

This shot gives a good example of how odd the “flying wing” appeared, when looking head on

The flight test community experienced a major loss with the loss of the Northrop some 67 years ago. The jet-powered flying wing broke apart mid-air f

YB-49

gets a drink of on the flight line at Muroc AFB, Notice crew under the plane, shielding themselves from the hot Mojave sun.

Northrop YB-35 experimental flying wing heavy bomber, which also featured “pusher” piston engines driving counter-rotating propellers, an all-around radical design, which sadly was hindered due to the sheer amount of innovations it featured. A jet-powered version, the YB-49, would become a further development of this concept.

Northrop experimental flying wing heavy bomber, which also featured “pusher” piston engines driving counter-rotating propellers, an all-around radical design, which sadly was hindered due to the.

Northrop XB/YB-35, YB-49 and YRB-49

Northrop XB/YB-35, YB-49 and YRB-49

Northrop YB-35 experimental flying wing heavy bomber, which also featured “pusher” piston engines driving counter-rotating propellers, an all-around radical design, which sadly was hindered due to the sheer amount of innovations it featured. A jet-powered version, the YB-49, would become a further development of this concept.

Northrop experimental flying wing heavy bomber, which also featured “pusher” piston engines driving counter-rotating propellers, an all-around radical design, which sadly was hindered due to the.

Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing  from  Los Angeles Times

Visitors take a closeup look at the Northrup Flying Wing during ist unveiling. The is powered by with turbojet engines, mounted in groups of four.

aviationfixation:  Northrop Flying Wing, circa 1946 (source)

Northrop Flying Wing, “The Northrop and were experimental heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Forces during and shortly after World War II by the Northrop Corporation.

Northrop YB-49 42-102367 takes off from Northrop Field, Hawthorne, California. (U.S. Air Force)

Northrop takes off from Northrop Field, Hawthorne, California. Note the crowds of onlookers and residential housing along W. Street, on the north side of the airport.