N A B A SEE Peters
N A C
Beech-Farman aka Beech-National 1912 = 2pOB; 75hp Roberts; span:52'0". A C Beech, apprently based on the French Farman design. Fitted with dual controls, it was used by NAC School for flight training.
N A C
Dream 1986 = 1pChwM; 35hp Cuyuna ULII-02. Possible ultralight?
1953 = 2pCH/Ag; similar to VG-1, but with fuselage from an Aeronca Champion.
Honcho 100 1972 = 1pOH; AiResearch 85-90 gas turbine feeding compressed air to the rotor; rotor: 28'7" length: 10'9" load: 275#. [N1750Z].
Honcho 200, 202 1973 = 2pCH; Solar-T-62-Titan gas turbine. Data similar to 100.NH-120 1955 = 1pOH; 40hp Nelson; rotor: 20'4" length: 8'2" load: 425# v: 80/70/0 range: 210. Two co-axial rotors.
NH-140 1956 = 1pOH; 70hp McCulloch. Two co-axial rotors.
NH-160 1956 = 1pOH; 72hp McCulloch; rotor: 20'4" length: 12'2" load: 430#. Two co-axial rotors, one on top and one smaller, believe it or not, under the pilot's seat.
Nagler VG-1 [N5395Z] (newspaper clip)
XNH-1 Heliglider 1952 = 1pOH; two solid rockets at the tips of the rotor. Snap-on helicopter. Empty wt: 67#.
XNH-2 Heligyro 1952 = As previous, but added 2-cyl opposed engine driving a pusher prop; v: 60/x/0.
N A S (National Airways)
Air King 1926 = 2pOB. POP: 1 entry in 1927 New York-Spokane Race; disabled when the tailskid broke on take-off. Plane was dismantled, with its motor going to Mono-4.
Air King 1926 (ATC 29) = 3-4pOB; 90hp Curtiss OX-5; span: (upper) 33'0" (lower) 34'1" length: 26'0" load: 850# v: 98/84/35 range: 380. Orville Hickman. $2,385.
NAS Air King Dole racer City of Peoria [X3070]
Air King 1928 (ATC 29) = 3pOB; 90hp Curtiss OX-5; span: 34'1" length: 25'5" load: 775# v: 99/85/35 range: 395. $2,095-2,295; POP: 23.
Air King Mono-4 1928 = 4pChwM; 220hp Wright J-5. Ryan B-2 look-alike. POP: 1 prototype  c/n 101.
Air Prince 1929 = 2pCM; 90hp LeBlond. Designed to be marketed as an inexpensive trainer. $3250; POP: 1 prototype [X43N]; was still on registers in 1936.
N 1928 = 3pM; 165hp Gnôme rotary; span: 32'8" length: 23'10". Nash wrote to CAA 3/9/30, "Dismantled, motor went to the bad. I am holding ship for sale without motor." POP: 1 ; ident cancelled 3/28/30.
JRK 194? - Planned USN 37p four-engine light transport flying boat as XJRK-1, but none was built.
R-6 Hoverfly - Sikorsky Co, heavily involved in F4U production, contracted Kelvinatorthen a licensee of Pratt & Whitney building airplane enginesto take over production of the R-6A. Kelvinator had an available plant in Detroit, and the tooling for the project was moved there.
YR-6A 1943 = POP: 26 [43-45316/45341]. R-6A 1943 = Production version; POP: 193 [43-45342/45534].
Aircub Sport 1929 = 2pOB; 80hp Lee radial, replaced by 90hp Lambert R-266 in 1930. Leo C Mohme. POP: 1 [X27N] c/n 2. Experimental reg cancelled 1/1/32, fate unknown.
C-3 1929 = 3pOB; 80hp Anzani and 150hp Hisso A. [X334E] c/n 100 and [X335E] c/n 101.
N-5-300 1929 = 5pM; 300hp Hisso. [829M] c/n 301.
National NC-2 
Bluebird C-3 1934 (ATC 2-465) = 1pOhwM; 40hp Salmson AD-9. Repowered later with motor modified under the National name. Design based on Commercial Sunbeam. POP: ? [15506, 15509, 15510], perhaps others.
National Bluebird LP-1 [NC11965] (Frank Rezich coll)
National Bluebird S-1 [930Y]
NA-75 c.1950 = Surplus Stearman PT-17 modified as ag duster/sprayer with National high-lift wings and metal-paneled fuselage sides. Various engine options from 220hp Continental to 450hp P&W; span: (upper) 33'0" (lower) 29'6". Hopper loads: 500-2000#. Stall speed with 500# load reduced to 35 mph.
National Aerial Navigation SEE Aerial Navigation
S-90 1935 = 2pCM; 100hp Cirrus Mk III. POP: 1 .
S-125 1936 = 2pCM; 115hp National. POP: 1 [X18300].
National Sports Aircraft SEE N S A
Naugle Mercury N-2 [NX28646] (1940 Popular Aviation)
Naval Aircraft Factory (N A F)
Model H 1968 = 285hp Continental IO-520-B; length: 27'6" load: 1370 v: 200/185-191/x.
Navion Rangemaster [N2420T] (Eddie Coates)
Nebraska SEE Lincoln-Standard
Neico SEE Lancair
Neilson NC-1 [NC883E] (William T Larkins)
19?? = 1pChwM. Experiment in roadable airplanes. Folding wings, caged motor for ground operation.
Trainer 1932 = 2pM. POP: 2 known;  c/n R-2 with 65hp Velie and  c/n R-3 with 90hp Lambert.
Bumblebee 1946 = 1pChwM rg (manual); 16hp pusher; span: 41'0" length: 23'5" load: 355# v: 75 range: 110. William Hawley Bowlus. Powered sailplane with vertical tail and two small stabilizers mounted on a single boom. [NX1955].
Dragonfly 1947 = 2pChwM rg (manual); 25hp 4-cyl Nelson pusher (some powered by 48hp Nelson H-63CP); span: 47'3" length: 20'4" v (powered): 70/60/x. Our nation's first certified powered sailplane had an engine pod that retracted into the fuselage for soaring flight. Rebuilt from Bumblebee and with tricycle gear, but the powered sailplane idea failed to gain a foothold in the sagging postwar market. POP: 7. At least 2 have survived and are now in museums; [NX/NC34921] restored in New York 1964.
Humming Bird (Model PG-185B) 1952 = 2pCmwM rg (manual); retractable Nelson pusher; span: 54'0" length: 24'0" v: 120/90/39. Don Mitchell, Ted Nelson, Harry Perl, based on Dragonfly. Side-by-side cockpit. Sink rate 20:1, glide ratio: 25:1. $210,000; POP: 3 or 4 [N68581, N68959, et al].
Twin Cub SEE Rhoades
N-1 Special c.1957 = 1pCmwM; 85hp Continental C-85. POP: 1 built from some parts of Piper J-3. [N14N] c/n 1.
N-4 19?? = 2pCmwM modified from N-1; 85hp C-85; span: 24'9" v: 120/105/x.
1-B Special c.1960 = 1pClwM; 65hp Lycoming O-145; Built from assorted parts, such as Taylorcraft empennage and Ercoupe wings. POP: 1 [N1325N]. Modified c.1967 by new owner in Troutdale OR and redesignated Half-Nelson.
Sport 19?? = 1pCmwM; 65hp Continental A-65. Built-up from Piper J-3 parts. Possibly [N2478x].
Star Lance 1 1984 = 1pCmwM canard; 35hp Cuyuna (optional 72hp Kawasaki); span: 23'0" load: 280# v: x/124/x range: 620. [N32286].
Fleet Wing 1929 = 3pOB; 90hp Curtiss OX-5; span: 32'0" length: 28'0".  c/n 25. New England Air Museum thinks this was a modified Standard J-1, but historian J M Jarratt points out that "dimensions do not add up." Ident issued 4/26/29, reissued 3/17/30, reported in storage Feb 1933, cancelled 3/15/36.
Nemeth Umbrellaplane [X13651] (Frank Rezich coll)
Nesmith Cougar [N1016Z] (Antique Aircraft Assn coll)
Cougar Comet 1961 = Cougar modified with 125hp Lycoming O-290D.
Nostalgia 1974 = 2pCB; 220hp Continental. Stolp Starduster Too seriously modified to resemble a USN Boeing F4B. [N7X]
Mini-Copter 1963 = 1pOH; 40hp Triumph 650; rotor: 21'0" load: 170#. [N103N].
1927 = 1pOH. Two propeller-type (coaxial?) rotors and a tractor prop. A model was built, powered by a 1.5hp engine. Newbauer claimed it lifted 60 pounds, which is judged by experts to be highly improbable. He was engaged in helicopter experiments from 1917-27 and held several patents. One project was entered in the 1924 British helicopter competition.
Hummingbird 1928 = Ornithopter-type craft; two revolving disks on top, and wings made from lateral vanes, all powered by a four-cylinder motorcycle engine. No record found of flight. US patent #1,743,327 issued in 1930.
1910 = No data, might have been lighter-than-air.
F-2 1930 = 2pOB; 90hp DH Gypsy; span: 30'0" length: 21'0". Apparently brought in as the 1929 Engle T-1 (qv) and renamed. Sold (as forfeiture of mortgage) to Richard D Savage of Brighton MA for $4,000 on 11/15/30, then to Nina L Armitage of Manville RI 4/4/34, who reported to CAA on 3/16/36, "Aircraft now being dismantled." POP: 1  c/n 27; reg cancelled by CAA 4/15/36.
F2-WG 1929 = No data; 85hp Wright-Gypsy. POP: 1 [X117M] c/n 26; reg cancelled 1/26/31.
Model A 1931 = 2pChwM; 90hp Cirrus. Podlike cabin with twin-boom tail. Tail booms broke during a rough taxi, and the plane was dismantled. [X10778] c/n 100.
Newhouse 1911 (Princeton Historical Society)
B-45 1936 = 1pOB; 45hp Szekely.  c/n 101; sold 9/21/40, dismantled and reg cancelled 4/14/48.
1935 = 1pOM; 25hp Henderson. .
New Pacer SEE Pacer
New Piper SEE Piper
SEE ALSO Day, Jones Standard, Standard-Day
D-24 1929 (ATC 107) = 5pOB; 180hp Wright-Hisso E; span: 45'0" length: 26'6" load: 1334# v: 100/95/37 range: 550. Charles H Day. $4,600; $4,250 with 150hp Hisso A; POP: 4 [NC442, NC9102, NC9756, NC9794], and 2 [NC193, NX7286] converted from Standard GD-24.
New Standard D-25
D-25A 1929 (224) = 225hp J-6 for an increase in load. $7,990; POP: 5 [NC33K, NC38K, NC150M, NC930V, NC9190], the next-to-last of which was modified with 300hp J-6 as D-25B.New Standard D-26 (Joseph Juptner coll)
D-26 1929 (ATC 109) = 3pOB; 220hp Wright J-5; span: 45'0" length: 26'10" load: 1390# v: 114/100/37 range: 500. $9,750; POP: ??.
D-26A, -26B 1929 (ATC 225) = 225hp J-6 for an increase in load. POP: 1 [NC35K] c/n 202, later registered as D-26B.New Standard D-27 [NC9122] (Joseph Juptner coll)
D-27 1929 (ATC 110) = 1pOB; 220hp Wright J-5; span: 45'0" length: 26'10" load: 1390# v: 118/105/37 range: 525 ceiling: 18,000'. $9,750; POP: 4 mail planes for Pennsylvania Airlines [NC9121/9194].
D-27A 1929 (ATC 226) = Night-flying equipment and 225hp J-6 for increased cargo load. POP: 1 conversion from D-27 [NC9122].D-28 1929 (ATC 109) = 3pOBF version of D-26 with some weight and performance differences. POP: 1 conversion from Hisso D-24 [NC442].
D-29 1929 (ATC 198) = 2pOB; 85hp Cirrus Mk III; span: 30'0" length: 24'11" load: 535# v: 88/75/37 range: 300. $4,250; POP: probably only 1. Design evolved from license-built Belgian Stampe-Vertongen D-29A.
New Standard D-29 Special [NX172M] (E J Young coll)D-30 1929 (possibly 108) = 5pOBF version of D-25 with some weight and performance differences.
New Standard D-31 [NC154M] (Frank Rezich coll)
New Standard D-32 (Rhodes Arnold via Skyways)
New Standard D-32 [X776Y]
New Standard NT-1 (Peter Bowers coll)
New Standard NT-2  (USCG)
New Standard Aircraft Co
Atlantic Seaboard Airways
New Swallow SEE Swallow
1916 = 2pOswBF; two 100hp Aeromarine; load: 1700# v: 85/75/43 range: 680. Warren S Eaton. Triple tails.
Nicholas-Beazley, NB-Standard, Barling
NB-1, NB-2 - While there is no factory record of these designations being used, or why NB-3 was their first model, these phantoms sometimes appear in references to early N-B production.
Nicholas-Beazley NB-3 [NC503M] (Clark Scott coll)
NB-3G 1929 (ATC 231) = 80hp Armstrong-Siddely Genet Mk II; span: 32'9" length: 22'5" load: 620# v: 105/90/38 range: 340. $4,000; POP: 27+, of which most were repowered with 60hp Anzani and LeBlond, and 90hp Warner and Lambert [NC13N, NC82M, NC113N/128N, NC414V/415V, NC510M/511M, NC552M, NC556M/557M, NC896M, NC904N, et al].NB-4G 1930 (ATC 385, 2-280) = 3pOlwM; 80hp Genet; span: 32'8" length: 23'8" load: 683# v: 109/91/40 range: 375. Tom Kirkup; improved NB-3 with 2p side-by-side front cockpit. POP: 1, modified as NB-4L [NC430V].
NB-4L 1931 (ATC 385, 2-260) = 90hp Lambert R-266; span: 32'8" length: 23'6" load: 683# v: 105/87/40 range: 390. $3,900; POP: 1 [NC427V], plus two converted from NB-4G and -4W.NB-7 1931 = 2pOhwM; 37hp Continental A-40. Flivver-type plane built under subcontract by the aero engineering firm, Gazley & Lasha, Washington DC, but details are sketchy. POP: 1 [438V] c/n NAE-1.
Nicholas-Beazley NB-8G [NC12516] (Frank Rezich coll)
NB-PG 1931 = 1p flivver-type craft; 36hp E-113A Aeronca. Perhaps some connection to NB-7.
Phantom aka Pobjoy Special, R 1930 = 1pOlwM; 67hp Pobjoy; span: 21'9" length: 12'9" v: 120. Tom Kirkup. Racer for the Nationals [R1W]. Bought and modified by Steve Wittman (the only one of his racers he didn't build), with which he set many records 1933-34. Reappeared in 1948 as midget racer Reaver Special with 22' wing and 85hp Continental.
Plymocoupe SEE Swanson-Fahlin SF-2.
-Standard 1922 = 1-5pOB; 90hp Curtiss OX-5 and 100hp OXX-6; span: 31'6" length: 26'2" load: (varied with motor) v: 85/75/30 range c.350. Modified war-surplus Standard J-1 with shortened wings and fuselage. Company first sold OX-5 motors and aviation supplies, then expanded into ex-WW1 aircraft modifications. This entry is typical of N-B's reconditioned J-1s that sold for $750-800 throughout the 1920s, some with 150-180hp Hisso. POP: 100±.
1910 = 1pOhwM, likely influenced by Blériot, designed and built by a man with no engineering knowledge. One of the first monoplanes built in the USAcertainly one of the first true home-builtsit made several entertaining attempts at flying until finally becoming airborne for about 50', then settled abruptly, smashing its undercarriage. No evidence found of further flight.
Nichols Fusion concept art
Nicholson Junior [X799V] (1931 Aero Digest)
Burtster 1928 = 2pClwM; 65hp Velie. Tricycle-gear home-built by a combination radiator welder and professional wrestler fell short in the craftsmanship department, but it did make a few flights before giving up and crashing; Nieman uninjured.  c/n 156.
1939 = 3pCM; Nieman-built engine.  c/n M-12.
1958 = Roadable helicopter with ram-jets at the tips of a two-blade rotor, and an Oldsmobile automobile engine to drive the rear wheels and spin up the rotor. It appeared that the ram-jets did not work effectively at the slow blade speeds used for flight, but rumors say that Nieman did hop the chopper off the ground on its only flight and landed on a nearby garage. The machine was, however, successful as a road vehicle, which it more resembled.
Niles (aka Niles-Williams)
Gold Tip, Silver Tip 1928 = 1pOlwM; 40hp Szekely; span: 26'0" length: 18'0" load: 255# v: 90/85/30 range: 350. James R Williams. $2,000. Full-cantilever wing; steerable, braking tail wheel integrated into rudder. Optional factory color schemes were maroon and gold or maroon and silver, resulting in the two designations. [X4448] c/n 1.
Niles (magazine clip)
NAC-SB-1 1936 = 1pOB; 35hp Szekely. POP: 1 home-built, the complex model designation for "Nimmo Aircraft Co-Szekely Biplane #1" .
Nimmo Special [NX67894] (WASM coll)
Baby Beech 18 [N97BB] (Vic Smith)
Nixon with its builder (R H Stepanek coll via AAHS)
Noonan-Wiseman SEE Wiseman
Noorduyn Norseman Prototype [CF-OBG] (Noorduyn Co)
Noran SEE Bat
Norris [X99M] (clip via Bernhard C F Klein coll)
NA-1 CCB Special 1929 = 2pOhwM; Hisso motor, no other data. .
NA-2C Spacial 1929 = 3pClwM; 150hp Hisso A; span: 32'0" length: 22'6" load: 725# v: 150/130/50 range: 750. [150E]
Cruisemaster 14-19-2 1956 = Continuation of Bellanca Cruisemaster. 4pClwM rg; 230hp Continental O-470K; span: 34'2" length: 22'11" v: 205/196/48 range: 955; ff: 7/25/56.
SEE ALSO Stearman-Northrop
c.1929 = Operating as a aero supply and parts house, this Northrop produced some low-powered aircraft using existing glider designs was seen as a Lawrance-powered Northrup [sic] Sport, c/n 756subbut it is doubtful that some 750 of these were built or we would have heard more about Marvin. There is question about the correctness of the name, but advertisements and a publicity squib show the spelling as Northrop, despite that registry version. Civil registers were not legendary for being error-free.
Northrup (or Northrop)
Special 1952 = 1pClwM; 85hp Continental C-85. Inverted gull-wing midget racer competed into 1955, then was sold [N33N]. Sometimes credited to Northrop Aviation, but there was no connection, and the spelling of Russell's name is seen both ways.
North Star SEE Liberty Bell
Model A 1930 = 2pM; 60hp LeBlond; span: 40'0". Gross wt: 1060#. Mfr date reported to CAA as 2/6/30. POP: 2 [514K, X533V=CFAOX], the first registered as Northwest Monoplane, the latter sold to Cecil Eve Motors Ltd in Victoria, Canada 9/13/30.
Northwestern Aeronautical SEE American Eagle 201
c.1912 = OB; 50hp Kirkham 6. Described as a "Farman-Howard-Wright type." Choose one.
1926 = 2pOM; 60hp Anzani; span: 27'8" length: 16'0". POP: 1 . Sold to Harland R Martin in 1933 and sometimes appears in registers under his name insteadsd.
1911 = OB. No data.
N S A
NSA Genie [N1843] (Aviation Week via Ron Dupas)
T-10 1984 = 3pOB; 275hp Jacobs R-755-B2 (prototype); span: 30'3" length: 22'6" load: 840# v: 160/130/50 range: 650; ff: 5/5/84. Markets plans and kits of modernized version of Waco 10 taperwing.