Aircraft Photo of 01 | Nord 2504 Noratlas | France - Navy |
Registration / Serial:01
Aircraft Original Type:Nord 2500 Noratlas
Aircraft Generic Type:Nord 2504 Noratlas
Aircraft Version:Nord 2504 Noratlas
Operator / Titles:France - Navy
C/n (msn):01  {2504}
City / Airport:Aix - Les MillesMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: LFMA   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:10 March 2009
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID: 164951
Photo Comment

This is the only Nord 2504 Noratlas built. It first flew on 17 Nov 1958, and was handed over to the Aéronautique Navale on 24 Jun 1959. It was intended to be the first of 24 aircraft for them, but the remaining 23 were cancelled. N° 01 was withdrawn from use on 1 Aug 1987 and donated to Escadrille Pégase in Jun 1988. The Noratlas was flown to Aix - Les Milles on delivery on 26 Jun 1988 as F-GFTS, and painted with "1958 - 30 Ans - 1988" titles on the nose (still visible in this photo). On 19 Jan 1989 it had registration F-AZNA reserved, but this was not taken up. None of the plans for this aircraft became reality, and as it turned out it would never fly again. It was eventually broken up in 2013. Note the jetpods on the wing tips.

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