Nord 3202 at Airventure 2006. This example has been re-engined with a Lycoming flat-6.
National origin France
Number built 101
Nord Aviation 3202 was a 1950s French military trainer aircraft designed and built by Nord Aviation to meet a French Army requirement for a two-seat basic trainer, as a replacement for the biplane Stampe SV.4. Altogether, 101 examples were built, with the first flying on 17 April 1957.
The 3202 was a cantilever low-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear and a nose-mounted inline piston engine. It had an enclosed cockpit for pupil (front) and instructor (rear) in tandem.
Operation [ edit ]
The Nord 3202 was used as a military training aircraft. After retirement, many examples were sold to the civilian market, including several now (2012) flown in the United States.
Variants [ edit ]
Prototype with a 240hp (179kW) Salmson 8AS04 engine.
Prototype with a 170hp (127kW) Regnier 4L22 engine.
Production aircraft with a Potez 4D32 engine, 50 built.
Production aircraft with a 260hp (194kW) Potez 4D34 engine, 50 built.
Aérospatiale for use by the in aerobatic competitions. Larger ailerons, lower weight, new landing gear, and variable-pitch propeller. Patrouille de l'Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre Nord 3212
Redesignation for 3202s fitted with radio compass and equipped for instrument flight training.
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications (N 3202B) [ edit ]
General characteristics [ edit ]
Crew: two, pilot and instructor
Length: 8.12 m (26 ft 8 in)
Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
Height: 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
Wing area: 16.25 m² (175 ft²)
Empty weight: 860 kg (1,895 lb)
Maximum takeoff: 1,220 kg (2,690 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Potez 4D34, 190 kW (260 hp)
Performance [ edit ]
Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
Range: 1,000 km (620 mi)
Service ceiling: m ( ft)
Rate of climb: m/min ( ft/min)
See also [ edit ]
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
References [ edit ]
Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 33.