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Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman. A photo. Characteristics.
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Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman. A photo. Characteristics.

Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman. A photo. Characteristics.

 

 

Canada

A type: single-engine transport plane vysokoplan general purpose

Capacity: one pilot and up to seven passengers

Externally neeffektno "workhorse", which was based on the pre-war Canadian project "Nurduin» (Noorduyn), the plane "Norsmen» (Norsman - Norway) has received widespread use in the US Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force during the last years of World War II. The plane "Norsmen" was built taking into account the operating conditions in the Canadian winter, and can be installed both on skis and on the wheels and floats.

Although the prototype and the first production aircraft came out with radial engines R-975-E3 with the capacity of 420 l. from. (313 kW) of the company "Wright", the operating organizations immediately determined that its power is insufficient, and replaced it in its place on the engine "Wosp" with an output of 550 liters. from. (410 kW) of Pratt-Whitney. Initially, the Normsen aircraft was successful only in the civilian market, but in 1942, both the Royal Air Force of Canada and the US Air Force purchased a modification of the Mk VI in significant quantities (the Americans gave their aircraft the designation UC-64A) - only for the US Air Force 749 . These machines were operated around the globe, where its sturdy construction, ease of maintenance and sufficient payload made it popular both in frontline and in auxiliary aviation.

Perhaps one of the most (in) famous cases involving aircraft UC-64A was the disappearance of a leader "Big Orchestra" US Air Force Major Glenn Miller on the plane, "Norsmen" during the flight from the South of England to Paris in December 1944 years. A small number of former military and civil aircraft "Norsmen" can still be seen flying in North America.

Basic data

Dimensions:

  • Length: 9,75 m
  • Wingspan: 15,7 m
  • Height: 3,12 m

 

The weight:

  • BLANK: 2123 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 3357 kg

 

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 249 km / h
  • Range: 1851 km

 

Power point: Engine R-1340-AN-1 «Wasp" Company "Pratt & Whitney"

Power: 550 l. from. (410 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • November 14 1935 years

 

The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • UC-64A and "Norsmen» VI

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