Northrop N-102 Fang

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N-102 Fang
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Patent images of the N-102 design
Role Light fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Northrop Corporation
Status Project only
Developed into Northrop F-5

The Northrop N-102 Fang was a fighter aircraft design created by Northrop and proposed to the USAF in 1953.[1]

It was powered by one General Electric J79 engine, though the designers believed two engines would increase the reliability and safety margin.[2] It loosely formed the basis of the F-5 fighter family.[3]

References

  1. "A Rand note" (1787 to 1798). Rand Corporation. 1982: 60.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. General Electric Company (1979). Seven decades of progress: a heritage of aircraft turbine technology. Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers. p. 108. ISBN 0-8168-8355-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lorell, Mark A.; Levaux, Hugh P. (1998). The cutting edge: a half century of fighter aircraft R&D. RAND Corporation. p. 114. ISBN 0-8330-2595-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to N-102 Fang at Wikimedia Commons