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Offline Glenn Gilbertson

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NORTHROP N-156 (early)
« on: June 13, 2020, 06:02:55 pm »
In the early 1950s Northrop was one of the companies seeking to develop a lighter, more affordable combat aircraft than the increasingly expensive mainstream projects of the time. Many different configurations were tried under the model number N-156, in the real world eventually resulting in the F-5 series.
An early version was aimed at navies wishing to keep their escort or light carriers. I have liked the look of this since seeing plans in Tony Butler's "American Secret Projects, Fighters & Interceptors 1945-1978" p.186. Although at that time it was intended to house missiles in wingtip pods, I think that it would have used standard Sidewinder rails and kept 2x20mm cannon.
One day I shall build a model, but in the meantime foramusement and inspiration here is a profile:
Northrop N-156COLOUR  c VMF323 by Glenn Gilbertson, on Flickr

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Re: NORTHROP N-156 (early)
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 06:41:52 pm »
I like that.  Looks good.

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Re: NORTHROP N-156 (early)
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 04:17:12 am »
Intriguing.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: NORTHROP N-156 (early)
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 06:24:09 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: NORTHROP N-156 (early)
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 02:14:11 pm »
Neat looking little machine !
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