Northrop C-19 Alpha
|Designer||John K. Northrop|
|First flight||1930 (Northrop Alpha)|
|Primary user||US Army Air Corps|
|Developed from||Northrop Alpha|
Design and development
The YC-19 aircraft were Northrop Alpha 4s supplied for evaluation to the USAAC. No production orders were given. The major difference between the C-19s and the Alphas was that the civilian version carried a pilot and six passengers while the Army version carried a pilot and four passengers.
One aircraft, the last of the three purchased, crashed between Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia on Sunday, March 19, 1933, killing its pilot and two passengers. The other aircraft were used for several more years until being sent to training schools as subjects for maintenance and repair classes.
- one aircraft, previously an Alpha 4, serial number 31-516
- two aircraft, serial numbers 31-517 to 31-518, Pratt & Whitney R-1340-11 engine
Data from "Janes all the Worlds Aircraft" - 1931, page 303c
- Crew: one pilot
- Capacity: four passengers
- Length: 28 ft 5 in (8.66 m)
- Wingspan: 41 ft 10 in (12.75 m)
- Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
- Max. takeoff weight: 4,700 lb (2,136 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-7 Wasp radial, 450 hp (336 kW)
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- "The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft" Editors: Paul Eden & Soph Moeng, (Amber Books Ltd. Bradley's Close, 74-77 White Lion Street, London, NI 9PF, 2002, ISBN 0-7607-3432-1), 1152 pp.
- "United States Military Aircraft Since 1909" by F. G. Swanborough & Peter M. Bowers (Putnam New York, ISBN 0-85177-816-X) 1964, 596 pp.
- "U.S. Army Aircraft 1908-1946" by James C. Fahey, 1946, 64pp.