Northrop's XP-79 a 'Flying Chainsaw'

The Northrop XP-79 was an ambitious design for a flying wing fighter aircraft, designed by Northrop. It had several notable design features; among these, the pilot would operate the aircraft from a prone position, permitting the pilot to withstand much greater g-forces in the upward and downward direction with respect to the plane -- and welded magnesium monocoque structure instead of riveted aluminum.


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