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Northrop BT


Northrop BT-1 of VB-5 just before delivery to the squadron, May 10, 1938
(Source: National Museum Of Naval Aviation)

Type: Torpedo bomber
Manufacturer: Consolidated Aircraft
Designed by: Vought
  Crew: 2 (pilot & gunner)
Maiden flight: December 22, 1941
Introduced: 1944

Powerplant:
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
Model: R-1535-94 Twin Wasp Jr.
Type: Double row radial engine
Number: One
Horsepower: 825 hp

Dimensions:
Length: 9.5 m (31 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 12.7 m (41 ft 6 in)
Height: 3.81 m (12.5 ft)
Wing area: 29.63 m (134.5 ft)

Weights:
Empty weight: 2029 kg (4464 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 3209 kg (7060 lb)

  Performance:
Maximum speed: 357 km/h (222 mph)
Cruise speed: 309 km/h (192 mph)
Range: 1,850 km (2,979 miles)
Service ceiling: 7,710 m (25,300 ft)

Armament
1 12.7 mm machine gun
1 7.62 mm machine gun
454 kg (1,000 lb) of bombs on external wing racks


Sources:
Wikipedia

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