|Nord 1203 Norécrin|
|First flight||15 December 1945|
The Norécrin was developed to meet a French ministry of transport sponsored design competition. The Norécrin is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear and the prototype (Nord 1200) was designed to receive a nose-mounted 75 kW (100 hp) Mathis G4-R piston engine but flew only with a 100 kW (140 hp) Renault 4Pei (first flight on 15 December 1945 with Georges Detre as test pilot). The production version had three-seats and was designated the Nord 1201 Norécrin I. A number of variants were produced with different engines fitted. Later variants had four-seats and the Nord 1203 Norécrin V was a two-seat military variant with machine-guns and rockets. It was a successful design and 378 aircraft were built.
- 1200 Norécrin
- Prototype with a 100 kW (140 hp) Renault 4Pei engine.
- 1201 Norécrin I
- Three-seat production variant with a 100 kW (140 hp) Renault 4P-01 engine (22 built)
- 1202 Norécrin
- Prototype four-seat variant with a 120 kW (160 hp) Potez 4D-01 engine
- 1203 Norécrin II
- Production variant with 101 kW (135 hp) Regnier 4L-00 engine.
- 1203 Norécrin III
- Norécrin II with modified landing gear.
- 1203 Norécrin IV
- Powered by a 130 kW (170 hp) Regnier 4L-02 engine.
- 1203 Norécrin V
- Armed military variant.
- 1203 Norécrin VI
- 1955 production variant with a 120 kW (160 hp) Regnier 4L-14 engine.
- 1203 Norécrin M1
- 1955 prototype with a 130 kW (180 hp) Lycoming O-360 engine, derated to 120 kW (160 hp) .
- 1204 Norécrin
- Powered by a 93 kW (125 hp) Continental C125 flat-four engine.
- 1204/II Norécrin
- Powered by a 108 kW (145 hp) Continental C145-2 flat-four engine.
- OMTA - One aircraft only.
- Israeli Air Force - Two aircraft only.
Specifications (1203 Norécrin II)
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 2616.
- Crew: one
- Capacity: three passengers
- Length: 7.21 m (23 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 10.22 m (33 ft 6¼ in)
- Height: 2.90 m (9 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 13 m2 (139.93 ft2)
- Empty weight: 652 kg (1437 lb)
- Gross weight: 1050 kg (2315 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Regnier 4L-00 air-cooled inverted inline piston-engine, 101 kW (135 hp)
- Maximum speed: 280 km/h (174 mph)
- Range: 900 km (559 miles)
- Service ceiling: 5000 m (16,405 ft)
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 2616.
- Le Trait d'Union (The Norecrin serie by Claude Salaun issue 109 to 121 1986-1988). French branch of Air Britain.