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NORDFLUG Noratlas (F-AZVM) - Nord N-2501 Noratlas
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Nord N-2501 Noratlas


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Behold the Noratlas...
Pat Ervine
Just Beautiful. I'm Speechless.
marylou anderson
very nice composition
John McCabe
Hey look! A flying Sausage!!
john cook
Was this one 'The flying boxcar'?
or/and the plane that Jimmy Stewart flue in that movie about the oil men crash landing &
salvaging half a plane to fly out?
Colorado Zephyr
The (French Air Force) Noratlas gained fame during the Suez Crisis of 1956, when French paratroopers dropped over the south of Port Said and Port Fouad in Egypt. Its history began four years earlier.

1952 was marked by the unfortunate crash of the first Nord 2501 prototype as it underwent further testing, and on January 9, 1953, the Nord 2501 was baptized the Noratlas by the widow of the pilot killed in the crash. Despite this setback, the program was able to fulfill its initial contract for 34 planes by June 25, 1953, and the Armée de l'Air went on to order another 174 planes, for a total of 208. (Info courtesy Wikipedia)
Paul Smith
John Cook,

The aircraft you are thinking about is the Fairchild C-82 Packet. The C-82 was first flown in 1944. It evolved into the C-119 Flying Boxcar.
Michael Eamer
John Cook, the movie you are referring to is "The flight of the Phoenix"
Greg Byington
That's a nice shot! And just for clarification, the 1965 movie "The Flight of the Phoenix" did star James Stewart. The aircraft used in that movie was/were the Fairchild C-82A Packet. The 2004 movie "Flight of the Phoenix" used the Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar.
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