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The Aviation Legacy Of Jack Northrop's Flying Wing Technology, From His Earliest Experiments Through His Valiant Battle For Cold War Aviation Contracts To The Ultimate Development By The Company He Founded Of His Brainchild, The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1991, 90 Minutes.) #FlyingWing #FlyingWings #JackNorthrop #NorthropCorporation #LockheedVega #B49 #YB49 #B2Spirit #B2 #B2StealthBomber #AerialWarfare #StrategicBombers #Aviation #AviationHistory #HistoryOfAviation #HistoryOfFlight #JerseyProud #DVD #VideoDownload #USBFlashDrive
A Flying Wing is a tailless fixed-wing aircraft that has no definite fuselage, with its crew, payload, fuel, and equipment housed inside the main wing structure. A flying wing may have various small protuberances such as pods, nacelles, blisters, booms, or vertical stabilizers. Similar aircraft designs, that are not technically flying wings, are sometimes casually referred to as such. These types include blended wing body aircraft and lifting body aircraft, which have a fuselage and no definite wings. The basic flying wing configuration became an object of significant study during the 1920s, often in conjunction with other tailless designs.
Jack Northrop, American businessman, aircraft industrialist and designer, pioneer of air transportation aircraft and the flying wing, founder of the Northrop Corporation in 1939, (November 10, 1895 - February 18, 1981) was born John Knudsen Northrop in Newark, New Jersey. He began his career in 1916 as a draftsman for Lockheed Aircraft Manufacturing Company (founded 1912). He joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1923, where in time he became a project engineer. In 1927 he rejoined Lockheed, where he was a chief engineer on the Lockheed Vega transport. He left in 1929 to found Avion Corporation, which he sold in 1930. Two years later, he founded the Northrop Corporation. This firm became a subsidiary of Douglas Aircraft in 1939, so he co-founded a second company named Northrop. His flying wing designs ultimately led to the development of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.