|Nord 3400 Norbarbe|
|Role||Two-seat army liaison|
|Primary user||French Army Light Aviation|
Design and development
The Nord 3400 was designed to meet a French Army requirement for a two-seat observation aircraft, with a secondary casualty-evacuation role. The 3400 was a braced high-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear and an enclosed cabin with tandem seating for a pilot and observer. The prototype F-MBTD first flew on 20 January 1958, powered by a 240 hp (179 kW) Potez 4D-30 engine. A second prototype with an increased wing area followed, being powered by a 260 hp (194 kW) Potez 4D-34 engine. A production batch of 150 was ordered by the French Army in the same configuration as the second prototype.
Data from 
- Crew: two (pilot, observer)
- Length: 8.42 m (27 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 13.00 m (42 ft 7¾ in)
- Height: 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in)
- Wing area: 20.82 m2 (224.10 ft2)
- Empty weight: 920 kg (2028 lb)
- Gross weight: 1350 kg (2976 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Potez 4D-34 four-cylinder inline piston engine, 194 kW (260 hp)
- Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph)
- Range: 1000 km (621 miles)
- Flying Magazine: 50. August 1961. Missing or empty
- Orbis 1985, page 2618
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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