The Normoyle Mk I, one example of which has been completed as 19-3669, is an Austflight Drifter built by Patrick Normoyle in South Australia, his aircraft looking much like the Drifter but has some major modifications, particularly to the nose and windshield area.
Also known as the Owen Dull Gyrocopter, this company based at Roadvale, Qld has built a number of single and two-seat gyrocopters for the Australian market, including G-121, G-132, G-153, and G-241, the latter being similar in appearance to a RAF 2000.
The AJ-1 Savage was the first aircraft in the category of bomber with a strategic capability designed and built for the US Navy. On 13 August, 1945 a design competition was announced for a carrier-based aircraft capable of carrying a 4,536 kg (10,000 b) bomb, the contract being awarded to
The B-25 Mitchell was probably the best all-round light-to medium twin-engine bomber to be operated on the Allied side during World War II. Named after Colonel William (Billy) Mitchell, an exponent of aircraft for bombing, the type became well known when a flight of Mitchells was flown from the flight
In November 1944 North American initiated the design (NA.134) of a high-performance fighter aircraft to be powered by a turbojet engine and in May 1945 a contract was received for three XP-86 single-seat fighters.
The Japanese Navy issued a specification in 1933 for the development of a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft to operate from vessels of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Three new types were entered in the competition, from Aichi, Kawanishi and Nakajima.
When production ceased, some 15,000 North American NA-16s in a variety of versions had been built in the USA, or under licence in the Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, Canada, and, in Australia in much modified form as the Wirraway.
The J1N1 Gekko (moonlight) was conceived by the Japanese Naval Bureau of Aeronautics in June 1938 for a twin-engine fighter, and the Nakajima Hikoki K K put forward a proposal designed by a team lead by Katsuji Nakamura, which was accepted, a contract being awarded in 1939, and the prototype
In 1963 a specifications was evolved by the US Navy for a Light Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft with mission profiles to cover armed reconnaissance, close air support, helicopter escort, personnel and cargo transportation, photographic and target reconnaissance, and forward air control.
The Nakajima Ki-49 series known as the Donryu (Storm Dragon) was designed to supercede the Mitsubishi Ki-21 bomber, which was then just entering Japanese Army service, and the prototype (c/n 4901) was first flown in August 1939.
The T-28 series of aircraft was designed by North American Aviation as a replacement for that Company’s very successful T-6 series as a standard basic trainer for the US military services, but in the event it was not particularly successful in that role and was developed into a counter insurgency
Following the conclusion of World War II large numbers of ex-RAAF aircraft were sold from military bases in Australia as the aircraft were no longer required, most being scrapped for their metal value. Amongst these were Avro Ansons and Airspeed Oxford twin-engine trainers.
In 1954 the USAF issued a requirement for a supersonic trainer and the Northrop Corporation entered the N-156T trainer, at the same time developing a single-seat variant known as the N-156F. The two-seater became the T-38 Talon, the prototype making its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base on 10
Edouard de Nieuport, one of the pioneers of early flight, began design of a monoplane in 1905, and set up a facility at Suvesnes in 1909 where a number of advanced designs were built under the name Nieuport.
Single-engine fighter and fighter-bomber seaplaneDue to the lack of available airstrips on some of the islands Japanese forces were taking during World War II it was decided to develop a floatplane fighter version of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen fighter, and, as Mitsubishi was fully involved in producing the land-based variant,
The B5N series (Type 97 Attack Bomber) was designed by the Nakajima Aircraft Co Ltd of Ota, Japan as a carrier-borne dive bomber, the prototype fitted with a 574 kw (770-hp) Nakajima Kikari 3 radial engine, first flying in January 1937.
This aircraft was designed as a three-man-powered aircraft following the announcement of a competition by Henry Kremer, a British Industrialist, for interested builders to design, construct, and fly a human-powered aircraft over a figure-of-eight course covering a distance of 1.6-km (1-mile), the course to include a 3.048-m (10-ft) pole that
Following the introduction in the United Sates of US FAR 103 regulations for Ultralight Vehicles, a number of companies produced ultra-light aircraft to the market which complied with these regulations, one of these being the Pitbull gyrocopter.
The Northrop Delta 1-D was produced in 1935 as an eight passenger derivative of the Northrop Gamma 2-D of 1933. The Delta was an advanced airliner for its time and used the same wing and undercarriage as the Gamma but was fitted with a larger fuselage to accommodate the passengers.
The MQ-4C is a development of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk and is an unmanned aerial vehicle developed for the United States Navy as a surveillance aircraft and has been developed under the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program.
In the early 1930s Northrop Corp, which at this time was operating from a facility at Mines Field at Los Angeles Municipal Airport, designed and built the single-engine Delta, which was an enlarged Alpha. However, at the same time the new Company built two Model 2 Gammas, being single or
Designed by the company Peter Nunn & Associates Pty Ltd of Fitzroy, North Victoria, the prototype PN-2 (VH-PII - c/n P-002) is an all-metal two-seat low-wing monoplane with a bubble canopy powered by a converted Mazda 13B rotary motor-car engine.
Advance Aircraft Company, which later became the Waco Aircraft Company, is well known for building light passenger aircraft in the 1920s and a number of examples of the series have operated in this part of the World.
The Nord 1002 Pingouin devolved from the Messerschmitt Bf 108 (which see). Following the invasion of France, a decision was made by the German RLM (State Ministry of Aviation) to transfer production to the SNCA de Nord facility at Les Mureaux to free up production facilities in Germany for fighter
One of the new breed of modern light high-performance kitplane homebuilts, the Lancair series has been developed over the years ito a number of models, the Lancair IV being released to amateur constructors in 1990. In 1991 a Lancair IV set a world speed record from San Francisco to Denver,
The Nord 3202 was manufactured by SNCA du Nord in France as a two-seat primary trainer for use as standard equipment at schools of the Aviation Legere de l’Armee (ALAT), replacing the Stampe SV-4 biplane.
The North American NA-64 was a low-wing monoplane fitted with a Wright radial engine aimed at the advanced trainer market and was ordered for the French Armee de l’Air and the French Aeronavale, eventually seeing extensive service with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the German Luftwaffe, the latter using
In recent years Nextant Aerospace of Cleveland, Ohio, has been re-manufacturing Beech 400 business jets. The company was founded in 2007 and was the first company to introduce the concept of re-manufacturing business jets.