We all heard of Boeing and Douglas airliners. Even Lockheed had a go at it with the TriStar... but what if Northrop Grumman had been a fourth player on the American airliner market? Here is an attempt to depict a possible such design, the Northrop Grumman Peregrine airliner.
The design is simply modified from the real-life Teledyne Ryan Model 350 Peregine UAV, once briefly used by the US Air Force as the BQM-145A Specter. Since Teledyne Ryan was taken over by Northrop Grumman, turning their UAV into an airliner for that company seemed logical.
Of course, some will argue that the wings seem small. But this is only fantasy, right?
"Don't believe everything you read or see!!"
© Stéphane Beaumort / AviaDesign 2012