Noorduyn Norseman

The Noorduyn Norseman, also known as the C-64 Norseman, is a Canadian single-engine bush plane designed to operate from unimproved surfaces.

Distinctive stubby landing gear protrusions from the lower fuselage make it easily recognizable.

Introduced in 1935, the Norseman remained in production for almost 25 years with over 900 produced.

Throughout the Second World War, the USAAF Norseman aircraft were used in North America as well as other in theatres of war, including Europe.

Three UC-64As were used by the US Navy under the designation JA-1.

Six C-64B floatplanes were used by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as well as by other Allied air forces, which placed orders for 43 Norseman Mk IVs.

The RCAF ordered an additional 34 aircraft as Norseman Mk VI.

Specifications

Crew

1

Capacity

10

Length

32 ft 4 in (9.86 m)

Wingspan

51 ft 6 in (15.70 m)

Height

10 ft 1 in (3.07 m)

Wing area

325 sq ft (30.2 m2)

Airfoil

NACA 2412

Empty weight

4,240 lb (1,923 kg)

Max take-off weight

7,400 lb (3,357 kg) ;7,540 lb (3,420 kg) with floats

Fuel capacity

100 imp gal (120 US gal; 450 l) in two wing roots + optional 37.4 imp gal (44.9 US gal; 170 l)

Or

2x 101.6 imp gal (122.0 US gal; 462 L) auxiliary tanks in the cabin

Powerplant

1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN1 9 cylinder air cooled radial piston engine, 600 hp (450 kW)

Propellers

3-bladed Hamilton Standard, 9 ft 0.75 in (2.7623 m) diameter constant-speed propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

155 mph (249 km/h, 135 kn) landplane

138 miles per hour (120 kn; 222 km/h) (skis)

134 miles per hour (116 kn; 216 km/h) (floats)

Cruise speed

130 mph (210 km/h, 110 kn) KTAS at 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Stall speed

68 mph (109 km/h, 59 kn)

Range

932 mi (1,500 km, 810 nmi) at 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

Service ceiling

17,000 ft (5,200 m)

Rate of climb

591 ft/min (3.00 m/s) at 100 miles per hour (87 kn; 161 km/h)

Wing loading

22.8 lb/sq ft (111 kg/m2)

Power/mass

0.08 hp/lb (0.13 kW/kg)

Maximum Flaps extended (Vfe)

108 miles per hour (94 kn; 174 km/h).

 

 

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