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NOORDUYN “NORSEMAN” (C.C.F.)
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 6-8. Gross wt. 7,540. Empty wt. 4,700. Fuel capacity 120. Engines 550-hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 155. Cruise mph 141. Stall mph 68. Initial climb rate 714. Range 464. Ceiling 17,000.
The Norseman was designed by Robert B.C.Noorduyn in 1934 and entered production in Montreal, Canada, in 1935. Designed primarily for use in the Canadian bush as a lightweight freighter and transport, the Norseman IV with the Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine was used during World War II by both the R.C.A.F. and the U.S. Air Corps as a utility transport and navigational trainer. Altogether 759 aircraft were supplied to the Air Corps under the UC-64 designation. After the war, the Canadian Car and Foundry Co. acquired the assets of the Noorduyn Co. and continued production of an improved Norseman until 1959.