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Re: N-156: Evolution of the Northrop F-5
« Reply #105 on: April 28, 2017, 02:52:16 pm »
Nice find my dear Petrus.

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Re: N-156: Evolution of the Northrop F-5
« Reply #106 on: April 28, 2017, 09:03:59 pm »
Please don't post pictures from Tony Chong's book on this forum. Please buy the book if you want to see the drawings.
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Re: N-156: Evolution of the Northrop F-5
« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2017, 10:30:36 am »
Actually the book on Northrop secret projects is available at Google Books (https://books.google.pl/books?id=BPw6DAAAQBAJ). It may be reviewed (lawfully and free of charge) but unfortunately it can't bought there as an e-book.

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Re: N-156: Evolution of the Northrop F-5
« Reply #108 on: April 30, 2017, 12:35:45 pm »
It can be bought as an ebook from Speciality Press directly, which is a high quality PDF. I own a copy, as it was much cheaper than getting the hard copy posted to me.

I have asked that people don't post images here out of respect for Tony Chong's hard work. By all means post references and page numbers however.
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Re: N-156: Evolution of the Northrop F-5
« Reply #109 on: June 07, 2018, 01:24:53 pm »
Proposal by Northrop of the N-156F as an all-weather system, using the Hughes Taran fire control
system and Nord Aviation missiles, designated "Rapiere", in the air-to-air role the AA.20 was envisaged,
for air-to-ground the AS.20 or AS.30.
(From Aviation Week June 1960, sorry for the low quality of the drawing, not much better in the article)

Here you've got the article on the Rapiere system from the Aviation Week of 27 June 1960

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Re: N-156: Evolution of the Northrop F-5
« Reply #110 on: December 01, 2018, 03:01:26 pm »
Early Northrop drawing of N-156T from 1956.

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Re: N-156: Evolution of the Northrop F-5
« Reply #111 on: December 01, 2018, 04:39:27 pm »
Early Northrop drawing of N-156T from 1956.

After almost 60 years, it re-appeared as N400

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Re: N-156: Evolution of the Northrop F-5
« Reply #112 on: December 03, 2018, 08:41:35 am »
Early Northrop drawing of N-156T from 1956.

After almost 60 years, it re-appeared as N400

Question is whether or not N400 could be considered an N-156 variant.  It definitely belongs in the family tree, but probably deserves it's own branch like the Cobra/Hornet line and probably the F-20 deserves it's own branch which N400 would be more appropriately placed.