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The Original Flying Wing

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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I think the Vought V-173 was first
In reply to jjnik, Mar 30, 2014

jjnik wrote:

Glenn Bloore wrote:

Had a chance to shoot the Northrop N-9M which is essentially the original flying wing and somewhat of the precursor to the B-2 Spirit Bomber. At 60 feet wide it was a 1/3 scale prototype of the XB-35. It was first flown in 1942.

Regardless of who developed the tailless concept first - the photography is great, as usual, Glenn. Nice to see this early precursor to the B2 still flying. Brings to mind a concept for a very cool Heritage Flight!

Maiden flight 1942. Though full size wind-tunnel tests were started in 1940.

Flown by various test pilots including Charles Lindbergh

article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_V-173

image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:V-173maidenflight-1942.jpg

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