Nord 3400

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Nord 3400 Norbarbe
Nord 3400.jpg
Role Two-seat army liaison
National origin France
Manufacturer Nord Aviation
First flight 1958
Introduction 1959
Primary user French Army Light Aviation
Produced 1959-1961
Number built 152

The Nord 3400 Norbarbe is a French two-seat observation and casualty-evacuation aircraft built by Nord Aviation for the French Army Light Aviation.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Nord 3400 was designed to meet a French Army requirement for a two-seat observation aircraft with a secondary casualty-evacuation role. The 3400 is a braced-high-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear and an enclosed cabin with tandem seating for a pilot and observer. The prototype F-MBTD first flew on 20 January 1958 powered by a 240hp (179kW) Potez 4D-30 engine. A second prototype with an increased wing area followed and it was powered by a 260 hp (194 kW) Potez 4D-34 engine. A production batch of 150 was ordered by the French Army in the same configuration as the second prototype.




Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (pilot, observer)
  • Length: 8.42 m (27 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.00 m (42 ft 7¾ in)
  • Height: 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 20.82 m2 (224.10 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 920 kg (2028 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1350 kg (2976 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Potez 4D-34 four-cylinder inline piston engine, 194 kW (260 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph)
  • Range: 1000 km (621 miles)

See also[edit]

Related lists


  1. ^ Flying Magazine: 50. August 1961.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Orbis 1985, page 2618
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

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