Painting - Mixed Media On Cold Press Illustration Board
In 1928, Jack Northrop left his job with Lockheed and started his own airplane company. Northrop's first plane appeared in 1930, a speedy, six-passenger, cabin monoplane called the Alpha. Designed to be used as a mail and passenger carrier for TWA, the streamlined, low-winged, single-engine plane was made entirely of metal -- unusual for the time. Covered with stressed-skin duralumin, the Alpha sported one of the strongest and most resilient wings in all of aviation. The unique wing was designed with internal multicellular construction, consisting of aluminum spars and ribs that formed a series of small, rigid compartments or cells -- much like those of a honeycomb.
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