Noorduyn Norseman

  • CountryCanada
  • Type10 place utility transport
  • PowerplantsNorseman V - One 450kW (600hp) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN1 Wasp nine cylinder radial piston engine driving a three blade propeller.
  • PerformanceV - Normal cruising speed 238km/h (128kt). Time to climb to 5000ft 6.5min, time to climb to 15,000ft 28.5min. Service ceiling 17,000ft. Range at 75% power cruising speed with max fuel 1850km (998nm).
  • WeightsV - Empty 2007kg (4420lb), loaded 3360kg (7400lb).
  • DimentionsV - Wing span 15.75m (51ft 8in), length 9.85m (32ft 4in), height 3.12m (10ft 3in).
  • CapacityV - Pilot and up to nine passengers on bench seats. Often configured for freight.
  • ProductionNorseman production ran from the late 1930s through until 1946 with Noorduyn, and then with CCF (Canadian Car and Foundry) until 1959, by which time 903 had been built by both manufacturers. Approximately 18 remain in use.

The tough Norseman shrubbery airplane first flew in the mid 1930s, thus its long in administration record is equivalent to that of the fabulous Douglas DC-3.

The Norseman was outlined by Robert Noorduyn, who was conceived in Holland and later worked for a few unmistakable airplane organizations in England and the USA, including Armstrong Whitworth, British Aerial Transport, Sopwith, Fokker (in the USA where he dealt with the F-7/3m), Bellanca and Pitcairn. In 1934 Noorduyn framed Noorduyn Aircraft Ltd (Noorduyn Aviation from 1938). Later in 1934 Noorduyn started chip away at the Norseman, bringing about the first flight of the buoy prepared model Norseman I from the St Lawrence River on November 14 1935.

The Norseman I model was fueled by a 315kw (420hp) Wright Whirlwind, offered spruce wing competes and a metal tubing fuselage outline with fabric blanket. It was the first Canadian air ship with folds.

Further advancement brought about the heavier Norseman II creation air ship, and the 335kw (450hp) P&w Wasp Junior controlled Norseman III. The 415kw (550hp) Norseman IV was the subject of noteworthy Royal Canadian Air Force and common requests in 1938.

The USA's section into Ww2 in late 1941 saw the US Army Air Force take conveyance of 746 Norsemans in YC-64, UC-64a (initially C-64a), and UC-64b variations. These flying machine worked in numerous theaters and were here and there outfitted with buoys or skis. Other aviation based armed forces that worked the Norseman were Canada, Australia, Brazil, Netherlands East Indies, Honduras, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden, and the US Navy.

The Norseman V, which was delivered from the end of Ww2 by Noorduyn and later by CCF, is what might as well be called the UC-64a.

With the air ship no more required for war, Noorduyn generation stopped in 1945 and its Cartierville plant was assumed control via Canadair. However through to 1959 Canadian Car and Foundry constructed little quantities of Norseman Vs for common clients.

CCF created another form, the Norseman VII, with all-metal wings and tailplane, a 91.4cm (3ft) more extended lodge, and the motor made headway 30.5cm (12in). The airplane was changed over from a Norseman V, and the first flight was made in Montreal in the fall of 1951. It was however never certificated and not taken into generation.

After the war numerous ex military Norsemans discovered productive utilization with common administrators, and even right up 'til today more or less 18 fly in Canada.

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