Nord 260. Specifications. A photo.
Nord 260. Specifications. A photo.

Nord 260. Specifications. A photo.


Nord 260 - turboprop cargo-passenger multi-purpose aircraft, developed on the French aircraft manufacturers on the basis of the model Max Holste MH.250 Super Broussard and manufactured aircraft companies «Avions Max Holste» and «Nord Aviation» with 1960 years.


Nord 260 photo


Plane Design Nord 260 conducted exclusively for its operation on the routes of the local and regional level, to which, in turn, pointed out that a small passenger aircraft. However, a multi-purpose aircraft appeared and later on it actively made transportation of cargo, which according to experts was more effective in terms of profitability.

The first flight of the aircraft 260 1960 carried out in 8 year, and in the same period and went into mass production. During the testing of the aircraft, the Aviation Max Holste aircraft company was unsatisfied with all the characteristics of this aircraft, which resulted in the completion of the production of the aircraft, suggesting the inexpediency of further development of this project. Nevertheless, another French aircraft manufacturer, we are talking about the company "Nord Aviation", decided to continue the production of aircraft of this model, in connection with which, at least another XNUMX aircraft of turboprop type was built, some of which are still used as transport Air assets and to this day.


Photo Nord 260


The cabin of the Nord 260 is small in size and, in fact, allows only up to 23 passengers on board, which was the main reason why the aircraft of this model was operated exclusively on unhardened air routes. The maximum range of this aircraft is 1,5 thousand kilometers, which in turn also ensures the narrow applicability of this aircraft, however, in addition to passenger transportation, the airplane has proved itself as a cargo cargo aircraft, capable of carrying up to 3800 kilogram on its board, which, taking into account Time of production and operation of the aircraft proved to be quite in demand and promising.

The power plant of the Nord 260 plane represented by two turboprop aircraft engines Turbomeca Bastan IV, able to develop in the total volume of up to 1970 thrust horsepower, which in turn provides the aircraft and high rate of duty, as well as a high flight speed is about 380 km \ h . (cruising speed).


Aircraft Nord 260


Despite the fact that for all the production 9 aircraft of this model was released, aware of the existence of at least four different versions of the aircraft, including:

  • Max Holste MH.260 Super Broussard - Basic prototype designed and tested aircraft manufacturer «Aviaons Max Holste»;
  • Nord 260 - The production version of the aircraft, manufactured by the company «Nord Aviation» $
  • Nord 260 Astazou - Structurally improved version of the aircraft;
  • Nord 260A - A modified version of the aircraft, has not received significant technical changes.


Specifications Nord 260.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 23 person;
  • aircraft Length: 17,6 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 21,92 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 6,58 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 5600 kg .;
  • Payload: 3800 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 9400 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 380 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 420 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1500 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8600 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Bastan IV;
  • Power: 2 × 985 hp


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