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Northrop Grumman ''Peregrine'' twin-deck airliner by Bispro Northrop Grumman ''Peregrine'' twin-deck airliner by Bispro
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
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Wild looking Design! why does this Feel like it's from Thunderbirds? Great Work!
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Bispro Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Thanks!
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
No Problem.
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have named it the Beluga.
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Bispro Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Ha ha! But that is already the name of the Airbus Super Transporter that carries chunks of the Ariane rockets!
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot about that aircraft, a strange looking bird it is.
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Bispro Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Sure is! Saw it flying right above me and it was impressive.
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Marrekie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
We once had a Beluga in our hangar when they were unloading a european unmanned spacecraft. Made a huge impression on me.

Anyway, you produced an interesting aircraft here. I like those teamcolors as well! :)
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Bispro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks a lot!! ;)
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
No, if Northrop Grumman made a jetliner, it would be a flying wing.
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Bispro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
The recent N+3 specifications resulted in proposals by all three main manufacturers, but the Northrop Grumman proposal was not a flying wing...
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Tophe2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
big big bird!
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Bispro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Ha ha! You bet... ;)
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
:iconthumbsupplz::iconnotbad-obamaplz::iconsaysplz:Awesome work, sir.


I bet this baby would have a great range, maybe greater than the A380? :D
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Bispro Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
It would not take off traditionally, but obliquely on a ramp, fly high into the air (not quite a stratospheric "aerospaceplane" type) and then come down again, so the range would not exactly be greater, it's just that it would cover the same distance in less time.
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Oh. :/
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wings are ok that size, if the fuselage is a lifting body!

Seeing a cross section that size, I lust after seats with proper headroom, legroom and size. Airline bean counters will undoubtedly figure a way to add 3 more rows by using exquisitely painful seating.

Could make a nice 144th scale project.
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Bispro Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
My thoughts exactly. Spacious saloon lounges with plenty of commodities, a cinema, sleeper compartments...
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