Under the designation Nord 1400, Nord designed a maritime reconnaissance and air-sea rescue amphibian flying-boat for service with the French navy. A cantilever gullwing monoplane with a two-step all-metal hull, the aircraft had accommodation for a crew of seven, plus a roomy rear cabin with a large sliding door on the port side for rescue operations. It was first flown as a flying-boat on 6 January 1949, as the N 1400-01 Noroit (F-WFDL), then powered by two 1193kW Gnome-Rhone 14R radial engines; retractable tailwheel landing gear to provide amphibious capability was installed initially on the N 1400-02 and on the N 1400-01 at a later date. The N 1401 Noroit (F-WFKU) was flown on 6 August 1949 with two 1342kW SNECMA-built Junkers Jumo engines, the second example (F-SFKN) being flown later with similar power-plant, and both were tested in 1950 with two Bristol Hercules radial engines. These pre-production aircraft, plus 21 other examples, were all completed to N 1402 Noroit standard for the French navy's Escadrille 5F, the last of them being delivered in 1956.
| MODEL||Nord 1400|
| ENGINE||2 x SNECMA 12H00, 1566kW|
| Wingspan||31.6 m||104 ft 8 in|
| Length||22.05 m||72 ft 4 in|
| Height||6.85 m||22 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||100 m2||1076.39 sq ft|
| Max. speed||270 km/h||168 mph|
| Range w/max.fuel||3450 km||2144 miles|
| ARMAMENT||6 x 20mm cannons|
|Glenn B. Iverson, 13.05.2012|
Was there a flight engineer in the crew, and did he have a separate work station?
|FLEURY ALAIN, 10.04.2012|
J'ai retrouvé une photo de cet hydravion dans un viel album
qui vient de mon père.
je ne sais pas de quand elle date,si cela vous intéresse je pourrais vous envoyer une copie attention la qualité n'est pas terrible.
N 1402 Noroit standard for the French navy's Escadrille 5F, the last of them being delivered in 1956.
Nord 1400 Noroit
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