This Day in Aviation History
June 25th, 1946
First flight of the Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing.
The Northrop XB-35 and YB-35 were experimental heavy bomber aircraft developed by the Northrop Corporation for the United States Army Air Forces during and shortly after World War II. The airplane used the radical and potentially very efficient flying wing design, in which the tail section and fuselage are eliminated and all payload is carried in a thick wing. Only prototype and pre-production aircraft were built, although interest remained strong enough to warrant further development of the design as a jet bomber, under the designation YB-49…..
Wikipedia, Northrop YB-35: http://gstv.us/1NiF6n5
YouTube, XB-35 Flying Wing and XB-36 Film Clips: http://gstv.us/1NiF6Uh
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