The Northrup P-61

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HistoryCentral.com >Aviation > WW II: American Aircraft >The Northrup P-61

The History of Aviation


AMERICAN COMBAT

AIRCRAFT OF WORLD

WAR II

The Northrup P-61

The Northrup P-61 was also known as the Black Widow so named for the number of widows it created because of its unforgiving nature. It was introduced in the last year of the war and used as nightfighter.


P-61

Manufacturer: Northrup

Engines: 2 P&W R-2800

Speed: 360MPH

Length: 49ft 6inch

Range: 1,000mi

Wingspan:66ft

Weight: 40,180lbs

Ceiling: 33,000ft

Armaments: 6 machine guns 4 mm cannons

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