|Three Nord 3202B of the French Army at Middle Wallop Army Air Corps airfield in 1969|
|First flight||17 April 1957|
|Primary users||French Army
private pilot owners
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Specifications (N 3202)
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62
- 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
- Maximum speed: 260 km/h (162 mph; 140 kn)
- Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Taylor 1961, p. 62
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