|A Spartan NP-1 in 1940|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Spartan Aircraft Company|
|Primary user||United States Navy|
|Developed from||Spartan C-3|
The Spartan NP-1 was a two-seat primary trainer designed and built by the Spartan Aircraft Company for the United States Navy reserve units.
Development[edit | edit source]
On 10 July 1940 the company received an order from the United States Navy for 201 aircraft for use as a biplane primary trainer, it was to be a modernised version of the companies earlier C-3. It was a conventional biplane with two-seats in tandem open cockpits. Designated by the company as the NS-1 it was given the military designation NP-1. The NP-1 was powered by a 220 hp (164 kW) Lycoming R-680-8 radial engine.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (NP-1)[edit | edit source]
Data from United States Navy Aircraft since 1911
- Crew: 2 (pilot, student)
- Length: 24 ft 3 in (7.39 m)
- Wingspan: 33 ft 9 in (10.29 m)
- Gross weight: 3006 lb (1366 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming R-680-8 radial engine, 220 hp (164 kW)
- Maximum speed: 108 mph (174 km/h)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Swanborough, Gordon; Bowers, Peter M. (1976). United States Navy Aircraft since 1911 (Second ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10054-9.
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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