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Northrop RF-61C Reporter

This time around we feature Northrop RF-61C Reporter by Dean Crawford, Pam "Warchild" Brooker and Gordon Madison. Includes 3 models, custom sounds and a complete PDF manual.

The Northrop F-15A Reporter (later RF-61C) was an American unarmed photographic reconnaissance aircraft. Based on the Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter, it was the last piston-powered photo-reconnaissance aircraft designed and produced for the United States Air Force.

Though produced in limited quantities, and with a relatively short service life, the F-15's aerial photographs of the Korean Peninsula would prove vital in 1950, when North Korea invaded the south.

The F-15 Reporter was created when the guns were removed from the experimental XP-61E, the last fighter variant of the P-61 Black Widow. With less than six months flying time, the first XP-61E was taken back to the Northrop modification shop where it was converted into an unarmed photographic reconnaissance aircraft.

Aircraft

Filename: northroprf61c.zipdownload now
Size: 69.4 MB
Authors: Dean Crawford, Pam "Warchild" Brooker and Gordon Madison
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Photographic reconnaissance
Introduction: 1945
Number built: 36
Crew: 2
Length: 50 ft 3 in (15.31 m)
Wingspan: 66 ft 0 in (20.12 m)
Height: Height: 9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)
Weight: 664 sq ft (61.7 m2)
Engine: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-C Double Wasp 18-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engines, 2,100 hp (1,600 kW) each
Speed: 440 mph (708 km/h; 382 kn) plus
Range: 4,000 mi (3,476 nmi; 6,437 km) with drop tanks
Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (11,000 m) plus