Title: Nord N2501 Noratlas

The Noratlas was designed to a French Air Force (Armee de l’Air) requirement for a replacement for the wartime C-47 and Ju52 aircraft, which were proving unsatisfactory, especially in France’s overseas territories. The prototype first flew in 1949, initially with French Snecma 14R engines, but was then re-engined with British Hercules sleeve-valve engines built under licence in France.

The Armee de l’Air ordered 192 examples of the N2501 version using Hercules engines, enabling the aircraft to enter production. Sales were made to several other military air arms including Israel, Portugal, Brazil and Germany. 425 examples were eventually produced, including 161 manufactured under licence in Germany.

We offer three titles for the Noratlas. The first title contains the flight manuals for the Nord N2501 as used by the German Luftwaffe, including one in English, along with a nice manufacturer’s brochure. The second title contains the flight manuals for the Nord 2501 as used by the French Armee de L’Air and the third title contains the maintenance manual as used by the Armee de L’Air along with another nice manufacturer’s brochure. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • Luftwaffe Flughandbuch for the Noratlas 2501D, GAF TO 1C-NOR2501-1 dated 1-11-69, with approx 438 pages. This manual follows the USAF format but is in the German language.
  • Luftwaffe Standing Operating Procedures Part III, Aircraft Operating Procedures Noratlas. Dated 1-10-65, with approx 121 pages, in the English language.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure on the N2501 Noratlas, publication A.101 with approx 30 pages, in English.

Title 2 contains:

  • Armee de L’Air manual “Manuel d’Utilisation de L’avion Nord 2501” (the French Air Force flight manual), with separate text (texte) and illustrations (planches), all in the French language:
    • Texte.  UCD 101 dated March 1968 revised to January 1971 with approx. 154 pages.
    • Planches.  UCD 101 dated January 1971 with approx. 195 pages.
  • Armee de L’Air manual “Notice Technique d’Utilisation de l’Avion Cargo Nord 2501 en vue de l’Aerotransport du Parachutage et du Largage”  (Instructions for transporting and dropping parachutists), in two volumes in the French language:
    • MAT-2232/1/2 Part 1 – Description, dated 1963 with approx. 79 pages.
    • MAT-2232/2 Part 2 – Operations, dated 1963 with approx. 82 pages.

Title 3 contains:

  • Armee de L’Air manual “Notice Descriptive et de Fonctionnement de L’avion Nord 2501” (the French Air Force maintenance manual), two volumes with separate text (texte) and illustrations (planches), all in the French language
    • Tome 1 – Texte.  NCD 101-1-1 dated October 1958 revised to June 1980 with approx. 103 pages.
    • Tome 1 – Planches.  NCD 101-1-2 dated October 1958 revised to Jan 1975 with approx. 113 pages.
    • Tome 2 – Texte.  NCD 101-2-1 dated October 1958 revised to November 1979 with approx. 186 pages.
    • Tome 2 – Planches.  NCD 101-2-2 dated October 1958 revised to June 1978 with approx. 136 pages.
    • (Note. This manual has three volumes (Tomes), we have only the first two.)
  • Manufacturer’s brochure on the N2502 and N2508 Noratlas, publication A.107 with approx 34 pages, in English. (These were proposed civil versions of the Noratlas, the N2502 using the Bristol Hercules engines, and the N2508 using the Pratt & Whitney R2800 engines.)