Northrop Corporation

The Northrop Corporation was a leading American aircraft manufacturer. The company was founded in 1939 by Jack Northrop and took in the first year with the Experimental Aircraft Northrop XP -56 in a tender of the United States Army Air Forces for a new fighter plane part. During the Second World War, Northrop built, for example, the night fighter P- 61 Black Widow.

Northrop has been particularly active in the development of Nurflügelbombern (YB -35, YB- 49 and B- 2 Spirit stealth bomber ). The company also produced the 1982 to 1985 used by the U.S. Air Force stealth Tacit Blue experimental aircraft.

After losing the Advanced Tactical Fighter contract to Lockheed Martin and the non-consideration in the Joint Strike Fighter program, the company closed in 1994 with the Grumman Aerospace Corporation Northrop Grumman Corporation together, a manufacturer of civil, but mainly military products for the shipbuilding, aerospace and defense technology and of information technology.

Developed by Northrop Aircraft

  • YA -9A
  • A-17
  • BT
  • B- 2 Spirit
  • YB -35
  • YB -49
  • F- 5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger II
  • YF -17 Cobra
  • F-20 Tigershark
  • YF -23 Black Widow II (with McDonnell Douglas )
  • F -89 Scorpion
  • HL -10
  • N- 3PB
  • N -32 Raider
  • P-61 Black Widow
  • XP -56
  • T-38 Talon
  • Tacit Blue
  • X-4 Bantam