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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 with radial engines out R-975-E3 420 liter capacity. with. (313 kW) of "Wright", the operator immediately determined that it is not enough power, and replaced it in his place on the engine "Wasp" 550 liter capacity. with. (410 kW) of "Pratt & Whitney." First plane "Norsmen" a success only on the civilian market, but 1942 year and the Royal Canadian Air Force and the US Air Force purchased the modification of Mk VI in significant amounts (Americans gave their aircraft designation UC-64A) - only for the US Air Force was built 749 copies . These machines were operated around the globe where its rugged construction, ease of maintenance and sufficient load capacity made it popular both in the front and in the auxiliary air.

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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