Nord N-1101 Noralpha at Airshow Aerodrome de Cambrai, Nierges, France.
During the occupation of France construction of the Messerschmitt Bf 108 was transferred to the Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord (usually known simply as Nord) at Les Mureaux, to the west of Paris, in occupied France in 1942. The company built two prototypes of the Messerschmitt Me 208 a development of the Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun with retractable tri-cycle landing gear. One survived the liberation and was designated the Nord 1100 Noralpha. The company then produced a re-engined version with a Renault 6Q 10 engine as the Nord 1101. The 1101 was designated the Ramier by the French military. One Nord 1104 Noralpha was fitted with a 240 hp (179 kW) Potez 6DØ for trials and two earlier 1101 Noralphas were converted with a Turbomeca Astazou turbo-shaft engine as the Nord 1110 Nord-Astazou in 1959.
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