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Northrop and his "Flying Wing"
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Jack Northrop stands next to his "Flight Wing" X-216H at Union Airport (Bob Hope Airport) in Burbank. When Jack Northrop designed the plane, he felt that going with an all-wing aircraft would significantly increase overall flight performance. By 1929 he had produced the X-216H which, while it still used a small twin-boom tail, included a more refined wing and became the first successful example of an all-wing plane. Photo dated: February 8, 1930.
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Northrop, John Knudsen,--1895-1981
Bob Hope Airport (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Northrop aircraft
Airplanes--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Airports--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Northrop Corporation
Smith, Robyn.

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