Nord 3202

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3202
Nord 3202B No.95 AJN ALAT MW 26.07.69 edited-3.jpg
Three Nord 3202B of the French Army at Middle Wallop Army Air Corps airfield in 1969
Role Trainer
National origin France
Manufacturer Nord
First flight 17 April 1957
Primary users French Army
private pilot owners
Number built 101

The 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.

Design[edit]

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]

Nord 3202 at Airventure 2006. This example has been re-engined with a Lycoming flat-6.

The Nord 3202 was used as a military training aircraft. After retirement from military use, many examples were sold to the civilian market, including several now (2012) flown in the United States.

Variants[edit]

Nord 3200
Prototype with a 240hp (179kW) Salmson 8AS04 engine.
Nord 3201
Prototype with a 170hp (127kW) Regnier 4L22 engine.
Nord 3202
Production aircraft with a Potez 4D32 engine, 50 built.
Nord 3202B
Production aircraft with a 260hp (194kW) Potez 4D34 engine, 50 built.
Nord 3202B1B
modified by Aérospatiale for use by the Patrouille de l'Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre in aerobatic competitions. Larger ailerons, lower weight, new landing gear, and variable-pitch propeller.
Nord 3212
Redesignation for 3202s fitted with radio compass and equipped for instrument flight training.

Operators[edit]

 France

Specifications (N 3202)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 8.12 m (26 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 16.26 m2 (175.0 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 824 kg (1,817 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,220 kg (2,690 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Potez 4D 32 four-cylinder air-cooled inline engine, 180 kW (240 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed, 2.25 m (7 ft 5 in) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (162 mph; 140 kn)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1961, p. 62
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1961). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 33. 
  • Aviafrance