Nord Norelfe

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Role Three-seat experimental helicopter
National origin France
Manufacturer Nord Aviation
Designer Jean Cantinieau
First flight 28 December 1954
Number built 2

The Nord 1750 Norelfe was a 1950s French three-seat helicopter built by Nord Aviation and designed by Jean Cantinieau.


The 1750 Norelfe was based on the Matra Cantinieau MC.101A, an earlier helicopter designed by Jean Cantinieau.[1] It had a single main rotor, with torque control through a movable duct at the end of the tailboom.[1] Powered by a Turbomeca Artouste turboshaft, the first of two Norelfes flew on 28 December 1954.[1]

The company sold the two helicopters and the design rights to Aerotécnica of Spain who redesignated them the Aerotécnica AC-13A.[1] Aerotécnica went on to produce a larger five-seat version, the Aerotécnica AC-14 which was used by the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force).

Specifications (Norelfe)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: two
  • Length: 7.48 m (24 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 574 kg (1,265 lb)
  • Gross weight: 880 kg (1,940 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Artouste turboshaft, 190 kW (260 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 11× 9.37 m (30 ft 9 in)
  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph; 76 kn)
  • Range: 300 km (186 mi; 162 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,065 m (19,898 ft)

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  1. ^ a b c d Orbis 1985, p. 2617