|Role||Aerodynamic research aircraft|
|Manufacturer||SNCAN, Nord Aviation|
|First flight||24 January 1950|
Design and development
The 1601 was a cantilever mid-wing monoplane with a 33° swept wing. The wing was fitted with ailerons, spoilers, leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps. It had retractable tricycle landing gear and was powered by two Rolls-Royce Derwent turbojets in underslung, wing mounted nacelles on either side of the fuselage. It had an enclosed cockpit and was fitted with a Martin-Baker ejection seat. The 1601, registered F-WFKK, first flew on the 24 January 1950.
- Nord 1600
- Proposed fighter variant, not built.
- Nord 1601
- Aerodynamic research aircraft, one built.
Data from Gaillard (1990) p.110
- Crew: 1
- Length: 11.62 m (38 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 12.40 m (40 ft 10½ in)
- Height: 3.67 m (12 ft 0 in)
- Wing area: 30.2 m2 (333 ft2)
- Empty weight: 4710 kg (10384 lb)
- Gross weight: 6700 kg ( lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 turbojet, 17.8 kN (4000 lbf) thrust each
- Maximum speed: 1000 km/h (621 mph)
- Range: 1135 km (705 miles)
- Service ceiling: 12000 m (39,370 ft)
- Gaillard (1990) p.110
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