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Thursday, August 4th 2011, 1:24am

PBN Nomad

A few months back, Canis and I discussed the PBN Nomad, as built by the US's Naval Aircraft Factory. Per our discussions, the Chilean Navy's request resulted in the PBN's development for Chile.

Here are the specs - they are pretty much historical, so far as I'm aware.


[SIZE=4]Naval Aircraft Factory PBN Nomad[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]General characteristics[/SIZE]
Crew: 8 — pilot, co-pilot, bow turret gunner, flight mechanic, radioman, navigator and two waist gunners
Length: 64' 8" (19.4 m)
Wingspan: 104' (31.70 m)
Height: 17' 11" (5.46 m)
Wing area: 1,400 ft² (130 m²)
Empty weight: 20,910 lb (9,485 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 38000 lb (16,066 kg)
Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW each) each

Maximum speed: 196 mph (314 km/h)
Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h)
Range: 3,700 mi (5,955 km)
Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,000 m)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Wing loading: 25.3 lb/ft² (123.6 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.034 hp/lb (0.056 kW/kg)

- 1 × .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine gun in ventral hatch at tail
- 1 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine gun (in nose turret)
- 2 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns (one in each waist blister)
- 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of bombs, depth charges, or torpedoes