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Messerschmitt ME-208 Nord Noralpha

First Flight



Main Display Hangar

Dimensions & Capacity

Crew: 4 – 1 Pilot & 3 Passengers
Length: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 11.48 m (37 ft 8 in)
Height: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)
Empty Weight: 2,090 lb (948 kg)
Max Take Off Weight: 3,627 lb (1,645 kg)


Speed: 305 km/h (189 mph, 164 kn)
Service Ceiling: 5,900 m (19,355 ft)
Range: 1,200 km (745 mi, 647 nmi)


Static Aircraft

Loan Status

This aircraft is on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum on behalf of the Navy History and Heritage Command

The Nord 1100 Noralpha was a French-built and re-engined Messerschmitt Bf 108 produced by Nord Aviation. 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 during 1943/44. One survived the liberation and was redesignated Nord 1100.

The company then produced a re-engined version of the Nord Pingouin 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 180 kW (240 hp) Potez 6D-0 for trials and two earlier 1101 Noralphas were converted with a Turbomeca Astazou II turboshaft engine as the S.F.E.R.M.A.-Nord 1100 Noralpha (S.F.E.R.M.A. – Société Française d’Entretien et de Réparation de Matériel Aéronautique) in 1959.

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