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Product description: The painting is entitled "Northrop BT". It was a two-seat, single-engine monoplane dive bomber built by the Northrop Corporation for the United States Navy. At the time, Northrop was a subsidiary of the Douglas Aircraft Company. The design of the initial version began in 1935. It was powered by a 700 hp Pratt and Whitney XR-1535-66 double row air-cooled radial engine and had hydraulically actuated perforated split flaps or "dive-brakes" and a landing gear that retracted backwards into fairing "trousers" beneath the wings. The perforated flaps were invented to eliminate tail buffeting during diving maneuvers. The U.S. Navy placed an order for 54 BT-1s in 1936 with the aircraft entering service during 1938. BT-1s served in USS Yorktown and Enterprise. The type was not a success in service due to poor handling characteristics, especially at low speeds, "a fatal flaw in a carrier based aircraft."It was also prone to unexpected rolls and a number of aircraft were lost in crashes. The painting is accompanied by the song "Dark Clouds" by Henry Allen, Coleman Hawkins and Their Orchestra. General characteristics Crew: two (pilot and gunner) Length: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m) Wingspan: 41 ft 6 in (12.65 m) Height: 9 ft 11 ft (3.02 m) Wing area: 319 ft² (29.6 m²) Empty weight: 4,606 lb (2,094 kg) Max. takeoff weight: 7,197 lb (3,271 kg) Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1535-94 Twin Wasp Jr. double row radial air-cooled engine, 825 hp (615 kW) Performance Maximum speed: 193 knots (222 mph, 357 km/h) at 9,500 ft (2,900 m) Cruise speed: 167 knots (192 mph, 309 km/h) Range: 1,000 nmi (1,150 mi 1,852 km) Service ceiling: 25,300 ft (7,710 m) Rate of climb: 1,270 ft/min (6.5 m/s) Armament Guns: 1 × .50 in (12.7 mm) machine gun 1 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun Bombs: 1,000 lb (454 kg) bomb under fuselage
 
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Northrop BT

Paintings by Alba Paintings

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  • Product ID#: 211053
  • Dimensions: 18" width x24" height x.625" depth
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Materials: Oil
  • Subject: Seascape, Transportation
  • Style: Realism
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Gray, Green, Orange, Red, White, Yellow

Artwork Description: The painting is entitled "Northrop BT". It was a two-seat, single-engine monoplane dive bomber built by the Northrop Corporation for the United States Navy. At the time, Northrop was a subsidiary of the Douglas Aircraft Company. The design of the initial version began in 1935. It was powered by a 700 hp Pratt and Whitney XR-1535-66 double row air-cooled radial engine and had hydraulically actuated perforated split flaps or "dive-brakes" and a landing gear that retracted backwards into fairing "trousers" beneath the wings. The perforated flaps were invented to eliminate tail buffeting during diving maneuvers.
The U.S. Navy placed an order for 54 BT-1s in 1936 with the aircraft entering service during 1938. BT-1s served in USS Yorktown and Enterprise. The type was not a success in service due to poor handling characteristics, especially at low speeds, "a fatal flaw in a carrier based aircraft."It was also prone to unexpected rolls and a number of aircraft were lost in crashes. The painting is accompanied by the song "Dark Clouds" by Henry Allen, Coleman Hawkins and Their Orchestra.

General characteristics
Crew: two (pilot and gunner)
Length: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)
Wingspan: 41 ft 6 in (12.65 m)
Height: 9 ft 11 ft (3.02 m)
Wing area: 319 ft² (29.6 m²)
Empty weight: 4,606 lb (2,094 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 7,197 lb (3,271 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1535-94 Twin Wasp Jr. double row radial air-cooled engine, 825 hp (615 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 193 knots (222 mph, 357 km/h) at 9,500 ft (2,900 m)
Cruise speed: 167 knots (192 mph, 309 km/h)
Range: 1,000 nmi (1,150 mi 1,852 km)
Service ceiling: 25,300 ft (7,710 m)
Rate of climb: 1,270 ft/min (6.5 m/s)

Armament

Guns: 1 × .50 in (12.7 mm) machine gun
1 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun

Bombs: 1,000 lb (454 kg) bomb under fuselage

I've been drawing since childhood. I'm a retired military pilot. When stationed in northern Maine I began to paint. I painted off and on for 30 years...mostly off. After being furloughed from the airline industry I began to paint daily. I've been doing that for three years. I strive for realism. I enjoy painting from old black & white photos, videos, and ancient sculpture. I'm now dedicating my web site at AlbaPaintings.com to painting the greatest generation. read more