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Northrop Beta


Manufacturer: Northrop
Designed by: John K. Northrop
Introduced: 1931
Number built: 1
Variants: Northrop Alpha Northrop Gamma

The Northrop Beta was an American single-engine, all-metal, low-wing sporting monoplane built in 1931.

Design & Development

The Beta was a two-seater with a 160hp (119kW) Menasco Buccaneer inline engine. It was later converted to a single seat and fitted with a 300hp (224kW) Wright Whirlwind radial engine, and became the first aircraft of such power to exceed 200mph (322km/h).

Specifications (Beta)

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: ()
Wingspan: ()
Height: ()
Powerplant: 1x Wright Whirlwind radial, 300 hp (224 kW)


Maximum speed: 200 mph+ (322 km/h+)

Related development

Northrop Alpha
Northrop Beta
Northrop Gamma

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