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When Des Norman set up NDN to design and manufacture the Firecracker he latterly designed and built the Fieldmaster at his base at Sandown on the Isle of Wight. He moved the production to Cardiff setting up N.A.C. in the process. After the move in 1985 production began in 1987 with parts being manufactured by Utva in Yugoslavia. However NAC went into receivership in 1988 after producing 6 aircraft. Production was taken over by Brooklands Aerospace who re-engined and rebuilt one Fieldmaster as a specialist fire fighting aircraft the Firemaster 65. With the start of the civil war in Yugoslavia the parts supply dried up and that was that. Except that Turkish Aeronautical Association ("Turk Havu Kurumu") restarted production under license in 1997 building two and a further two without engines before production finally ended in 1999.
Power plant 1 x 750 s.h.p. Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG turboprop.
Span 53'3" Length 36'2" Height 13'6" Wing area 358 sq ft
Empty weight 4,995 lb Gross weight 10,000 lb
Max speed 165 mph Range 1,150 miles Service ceiling 18,200 ft
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|Paul Riddell, 05.02.2012|
Who holds the production rights to this aircraft?
They're rather small, but 3-views of the NDN-6 appear in the "Observer's Book of Aircraft", 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1986 editions.
|gerald harbor, 01.02.2011|
I would like to know if anybody would know where i could obtain a set of three view drawings of this aircraft for modeling purposes.
|Ray Griffiths, 06.01.2010|
I was a supervisor with NAC and helped build all the Fieldmasters and the Freelances.I was aboard the chase plane most of the time during development of thewater pick up boom I have some photos of an engine change at Dum Dum arport India I did for the company in 1984
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