Northrop Yb 49 Flying Wing Pilot s Flight Manual

Northrop Yb 49 Flying Wing Pilot s Flight Manual

Originally classified "Restricted", the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

Author: United States Air Force

Publisher: Periscope Film LLC

ISBN: 1935700014

Category: Transportation

Page: 94

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Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental "flying wing" aircraft both before and during WWII. The YB-35, a propeller-driven strategic bomber featuring the drag-reducing all-wing design, offered enormous payload capacity and terrific endurance. The YB-49, a turbojet-powered variant built on the YB-35 airframe, captured the imagination of the world when it first flew in 1947. It quickly set both an unofficial endurance record and a trans-continental speed record, and appeared poised for rapidly deployment. Tragically, in June of 1948 one of two flying prototypes was destroyed when the aircraft suffered a structural failure during a test flight. In hearings after the accident, evidence was presented that in certain circumstances the aircraft could become unstable and exceed the capabilities of a human pilot. Shortly thereafter the YB-49 program was canceled. Jack Northrop's radical design was shelved for a generation, only to re-emerge in the form of the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber - an aircraft that relies upon computerized controls to ensure stability in flight. Originally printed by Northrop Aircraft in 1948, this YB-49 Flying Wing pilot's flight manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.
Categories: Transportation

Northrop Yb 49 Flying Wing Pilot s Flight Manual

Northrop Yb 49 Flying Wing Pilot s Flight Manual

Originally classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white.

Author: Film Com Periscope Film Com

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411688667

Category: Transportation

Page: 94

View: 430

Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental "flying wing" aircraft both before and during WWII. One of the most radical designs of the post-war era, the propeller-driven YB-35 bomber's all-wing design minimized drag and promised maximum payload capacity and terrific endurance. The YB-49, a turbojet powered variant built on the YB-35 airframe, forever altered aviation history and inspired the design of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Originally printed by Northrop Aircraft in 1948, the YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.
Categories: Transportation

Aviation Records in the Jet Age

Aviation Records in the Jet Age

This book tells of famous record-breaking flights throughout history, focusing on the exciting time following World War II when new speed, altitude, and endurance records were broken on an almost-routine basis.

Author: William A. Flanagan

Publisher: Specialty Press

ISBN: 9781580072304

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 555

Since aviation's early years, pilots, designers, and manufacturers have sought to break world records for notoriety or technical advancement, which captivated the public. This book tells of famous record-breaking flights throughout history, focusing on the exciting time following World War II when new speed, altitude, and endurance records were broken on an almost-routine basis. Supplementing these stories are detailed explanations of the technological innovations that made those record-breaking aircraft possible. From swept wings to afterburning turbojet engines, and "Coke-bottle" fuselages to high-altitude pressure suits, aviation progress has always been measured with breakthrough advances in the technology of flight. This book, written by a former crewmember of the triplesonic SR-71 Blackbird, takes you through the annals of aviation history with spellbinding stories of world-record flights and explanations of how advanced technology played a pivotal role in making these records happen. Illustrated with excellent archival photographs and technical illustrations, this book explains in detailed, but easy-to-understand, terms how specific advances in aircraft design such as powerplants, aerodynamics, flight control systems, instrumentation, and life-support systems led to ever-improved record-breaking aircraft. The appendix serves as a handy reference guide that documents world speed, altitude, and distance records as well as the legendary aircraft and pilots who flew them.
Categories: History

Flying Wing Aircraft

Flying Wing Aircraft

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230480285

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Page: 38

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, Horten Ho 229, Northrop YB-35, Dassault nEUROn, McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger II, Flying wing, Northrop YB-49, Boeing X-48, Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel, Stout Batwing, Northrop Grumman Switchblade, Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52, Northrop N-9M, Boeing Phantom Ray, Northrop N-1M, Ford Model 15-P, Northrop XP-79, Abrial A-260, Baynes Bat, I.Ae. 41 Urubu, DINFIA IA 38, List of flying wing aircraft, Westland-Hill Pterodactyl, Armstrong Whitworth AW.171, Arado E.555, ElectraFlyer, Horten H.XVIII, Horten H.IV, Freel Flying Wing, Horten Ho VI. Excerpt: The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (also known as the Stealth Bomber) is an American heavy bomber with low observable stealth technology designed to penetrate dense anti-aircraft defenses and deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons. The bomber has a crew of two and can drop up to 80 500 lb (230 kg)-class JDAM GPS-guided bombs, or 16 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) B83 nuclear bombs. The B-2 is the only aircraft that can carry large air to surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration. Development originally started under the "Advanced Technology Bomber" (ATB) project during the Carter administration, and its performance was one of the reasons for his cancellation of the B-1 Lancer. ATB continued during the Reagan administration, but worries about delays in its introduction led to the reinstatement of the B-1 program as well. Program costs rose throughout development. Designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman with assistance from Boeing, the cost of each aircraft averaged US$737 million in 1997 dollars ($1.01 billion today). Total procurement costs averaged $929 million per aircraft ($1.27 billion today), which includes spare parts, equipment, retrofitting, and software support. The total program cost, which includes development, engineering...
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Glen Edwards

Glen Edwards

Conveying both the exhaustion of combat and the exhilaration of flying some of the world's fastest, most sophisticated planes, the book traces the tragic course of Glen Edwards's career: the near-daily bombing missions over Africa and Italy ...

Author: Daniel Ford

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1490952993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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In 1941, Glen Edwards learned to fly in a fabric-covered biplane. Seven years later, he died in the crash of the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing, the Air Force's most advanced jet-propelled aircraft and forerunner of the B-2 Stealth bomber of today. As a combat pilot in North Africa and Italy during World War II, and as a test pilot during a period of astonishing innovation, Edwards was among the best of a new generation of military aviators. The isolated desert base at Muroc, California, where Edwards crashed would be named in his honor. All through his military career, Glen Edwards kept a daily record of what he did and what he thought. Military historian Daniel Ford situates that diary in the context of World War II, the development of flight testing as a science, and the birth of an independent U.S. Air Force. He shows how military pilots in the 1940s augmented their seat-of-the-pants bravado and precision flying skills with rigorous academic training. Conveying both the exhaustion of combat and the exhilaration of flying some of the world's fastest, most sophisticated planes, the book traces the tragic course of Glen Edwards's career: the near-daily bombing missions over Africa and Italy, a record-breaking cross-country flight in the XB-42 Mixmaster, and trial flights in the YB-49 Flying Wing-the first plane Edwards ever actively disliked. The innovative Northrop bomber, Daniel Ford concludes, just wasn't ready for prime time. About 70,000 words; with photographs from the Air Force and the Edwards family. "A fascinating tale and a tribute to an unassuming man who simply loved to fly." -- Air&Space/Smithsonian
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Northrop Flying Wings

Northrop Flying Wings

Fully illustrated study of the most radical US bomber prototypes of their era, Northrop's XB-35 and YB-49, which pioneered the "flying wing" concept 50 years before the B-2 stealth bomber made it a reality.

Author: Peter E. Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472825070

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 836

Fully illustrated study of the most radical US bomber prototypes of their era, Northrop's XB-35 and YB-49, which pioneered the "flying wing" concept 50 years before the B-2 stealth bomber made it a reality.
Categories: History

GLEN EDWARDS

GLEN EDWARDS

Situating Glen Edwards's diary in the context of World War II, the development of flight testing, and the advent of an independent U.S. Air Force, Daniel Ford shows how military pilots during the 1940s were expected to augment seat-of-the ...

Author: FORD DANIEL

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 1560985712

Category: History

Page: 195

View: 166

The diary of the World War II bomber pilot and Air Force test pilot after whom Edwards Air Force Base is named describes how his work testing a new bomber contributed to aviation knowledge.
Categories: History

Northrop Flying Wings

Northrop Flying Wings

second YB-49's rate of climb to its 40,000ft APU-limited service ceiling for speed tests at various power settings was probably to be checked. Forbes said in conversation the previous day that he intended to perform low-powered stall ...

Author: Peter E. Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472825087

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 515

Half a century before the 'flying wing' B-2 stealth bomber entered service, John K. 'Jack' Northrop was already developing prototypes of a large 'flying wing' strategic bomber, which would have been the most radical bombers of their age. World War II brought a need for very long-range bombers and Northrop received a contract for a 172-ft span bomber, the B-35. Several of these were built, gradually evolving into the definitive XB-35 configuration. Testing revealed that the aircraft was invisible to radar, but engineers struggled to overcome the design challenges and several pilots were lost in crashes. While the program was cancelled in the 1950s, the concept extended into other highly innovative areas, such as the XP-56 and MX-324 Rocket Wing prototype fighters. But the greatest legacy was the first operational flying wing – the Northrop Grumman B-2 stealth bomber, which used much of the hard-won experience from the pioneering programs of half a century before.
Categories: History

Modern Experimental Aircraft

Modern Experimental Aircraft

2927 NORTHROP YB - 49FLYING WING , ” 1947 Three Northrop XB - 35 prototypes were converted to YB - 49 models in 1947 . the crash - was memorialized by Muroc Dry Lake Flight Test Center being The troublesome counter - rotating ...

Author: Bruce LaFontaine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486410374

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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45 accurately rendered illustrations of dynamic flying prototypes: Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet, the Bell X-1 rocketplane, the diminutive McDonnell XF-85 Goblin "parasite," more. Descriptive captions.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction