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The Northrop YB-49 was a prototype jet-powered heavy bomber developed by Northrop Corporation shortly after World War II for service with the U.S. Air Force. The YB-49 featured a flying wing design and was a turbojet-powered development of the earlier, piston-engined Northrop XB-35 and YB-35.

The two YB-49s actually built were both converted YB-35 test aircraft. The YB-49 never entered production, being passed over in favor of the more conventional Convair B-36 piston-driven design. Design work performed in the development of the YB-35 and YB-49 nonetheless proved to be valuable to Northrop decades later in the eventual development of the B-2 stealth bomber, which entered service in the early 1990s.

 

 

 

Had to wait a few decades for a better better flight control computer to overcome the inherent instability of the design, but the B-2 Spirit is proof that a flying wing is possible.

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 Here's another that was really cool!  I got to watch it fly at Chino... sadly, it crashed about a month after this flight.  :(

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Waxahachie Kid #17017 L said:

He survived on the crackers his dad invented.

 

:)

 

 

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12 hours ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

 Here's another that was really cool!  I got to watch it fly at Chino... sadly, it crashed about a month after this flight.  :(

 

 

 

Back when I lived in Ontario and was trying to earn a living in aerospace jobs I met a dozen or so guys who volunteered to help in the restoration of that little plane.....and I do mean little.  Some had been working on it for years and I was very happy to find thad finally flown.   I wasn't there to see that, but I always liked the concept.

 

Sorryto find out it crashed.  Was anyone injured and can it be salvaged again?

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4 hours ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

Back when I lived in Ontario and was trying to earn a living in aerospace jobs I met a dozen or so guys who volunteered to help in the restoration of that little plane.....and I do mean little.  Some had been working on it for years and I was very happy to find thad finally flown.   I wasn't there to see that, but I always liked the concept.

 

Sorryto find out it crashed.  Was anyone injured and can it be salvaged again?

Totally destroyed and pilot killed too. Links below. The second link supports the author's speculation in the article.

 

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27808/northrop-n-9m-flying-wing-crashed-after-doing-a-barrel-roll-according-to-ntsb-report

 

https://www.accidents.app/summaries/accident/20190422X61451

 

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There was virtually nothing left.  Very sad...

 

The picture brings to mind the remains of a P-51 I once came across near the Mendocino National Forest.  :(

 

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