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Offline McColm

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The Northrop N-31 Cargo flying wing concept
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:50:46 am »
I've just seen a line drawing of the Northrop N-31 cargo flying wing concept and immediately thought of the XB-35 . This looks as though the nose and the tail are from a Boeing B-29 or B-50. A four engined or twin engined using contra-rotating propellers,  although the wings are swept back on the N-31 to 37 and looks remarkably similar to the Convair flying wing sketches.
I think that I can build this but it will be a future whiff.

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Re: The Northrop N-31 Cargo flying wing concept
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 09:32:45 am »
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Re: The Northrop N-31 Cargo flying wing concept
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 10:40:40 am »
In the site above, I found no date of project N-31 but, looking in the archives, I discovered that the preliminary N-031 was dated 1945: <_<
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Re: The Northrop N-31 Cargo flying wing concept
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 12:05:01 pm »
Thanks for the information  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Northrop N-31 Cargo flying wing concept
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 12:09:04 pm »
The date is not information but what-if joke from imagination "archives", but the secretprojects site is serious ;)
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Re: The Northrop N-31 Cargo flying wing concept
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 09:12:40 pm »
Thanks