Three Northrop planes on display at United Airport (Bob Hope Airport) in Burbank. From left to right: the Flying Wing, a Stinson Jr., and a Model #2 ("Alpha"). Jack Northrop, who designed the Flying Wing, felt that going with an all-wing aircraft would significantly increase overall 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. The low-wing, aluminum Alpha was used to carry mail and passengers. Photo dated: June 7, 1930.
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