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|Subcategory||:||WW2 US Aircraft|
|Series||:||Naval Fighters Number 90|
|Availability||:||only 3 remaining|
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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory WW2 US Aircraft, ISBN/Box 9780984611430, Series Naval Fighters Number 90, Publisher/Brand Ginter, Author Steve Ginter, Format a4, No. Pages 90, Version sb, Language English
The Northrop BT was a two seat, single engine, monoplane, dive bomber built by the Northrop Corporation for the United States Navy. At the time Northrop was a subsidiary of the Douglas Aircraft Company.
The design of the initial version began in 1935. A 700 hp (522 kW) Pratt and Whitney XR-1535-66 Twin Wasp Jr. double row, radial air-cooled engine powered the aircraft. The aircraft had slotted flaps and a landing gear that partially retracted.
The next iteration of the BT, designated the XBT-1 was equipped with a 750 hp (559 kW) R-1535 engine. This aircraft was followed in 1936 by the BT-1 that was powered by an 825 hp Pratt and Whitney R-1535-94 engine. One of the BT-1 aircraft was modified with a fixed tricycle landing gear and was the first such aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier.
One of the first aircraft Edward Heinemann designed
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