SNCAC & SNCAN 'Nord' NC-830/840/850/860 family
Production list - Part 1

Compiled by David Wise

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NOTES

This list was compiled from French & other registers published over the years by Air Britain and LAAS, the Wrecks & Relics appendices in several AB French registers, Mike Bursell's European Wrecks & Relics of 1989, Air Britain News, Rod Simpson's Airlife's General Aviation, Pascal Brugier's complete French register web-site and Bernard King's and my own personal records. Also more recently checked with the DGAC on-line French register. There are useful references and photos for some of the early prototypes in the book: "Les Prototypes de l'aviation Francais 1945 - 1960" by J-C Fayer.

This web page was originally posted in Jan 2002. It was subsequently updated using extensive data on all models from Roger Braithwaite, and contributions on NC856's from Ken Tilley and Andy Marden, as well as miscellaneous updates from AB news. It now has been updated following a definitive and detailed serialisation in Trait d'Union in 2009. This has resolved several queries and particularly provided fates for many of the earlier cancellations. These articles contain a lot more detail than can be included here, particularly ownership changes.

The lists are confused by several separate production number sequences, starting at 01 or 1 for each model, but then followed by widespread retrospective model amendments due to engine changes. Some earlier model changes were accompanied by assignment of new c/ns, but this was later dropped and model numbers were changed while retaining the same c/n, resulting in some duplication. Also for some models, there is both a c/n 01 prototype and a separate c/n 1 first production aircraft. There are several unresolved queries and conflicting reports about the early prototypes which only operated with F-Wxxx registrations - any clarification would be welcome.

Because of the amount of data, a separate file has been set up for the NC-856 series.

A primary reason for publishing this list is to provoke feedback. Any additions or corrections would be very welcome. Please e-mail me: dave.wise@btinternet.com.


BACKGROUND

The NC-830, NC-840, NC-850 and NC-860 series was a family of light aircraft produced between 1946 and 1951 by the French nationalised aircraft companies Societe Nationale des Constructions Aeronautiques du Centre and du Nord (SNCAC and SNCAN). The design and initial production was by SNCAC (trading as Aerocentre) at Bourges. SNCAC had financial problems resulting from another project and ceased operating in 7/49. Production of the NC-853 and NC-859 models at Bourges continued under the management of SNCAN, including 100 aircraft ordered by SALS.

The NC-850 family has become commonly referred to as Nords even though the design and early production was by Aerocentre. Several were imported into Britain - one was registered G-NORD, but paradoxically this was the only import which was actually an early Aerocentre-built example and wasn't a Nord!

Note that there have been a number of tidy-ups by the French DGAC registration authority, particularly in July and December 1971 when several long-since withdrawn-from-use aircraft were formally cancelled from the register.

Models NC-830/831/832

Built as Model NC-830
140 hp Renault 6Q10; 3/4-seat, high-wing, single-fin, tailwheel undercarriage
01 830 ?/46 F-WCDD Not confirmed - reported possibly to have flown initially in this config then rebuilt with nosewheel and renumbered as NC-840.

Built as Model NC-831
Details unknown
        No completed aircraft confirmed?

Built as Model NC-832

75 hp Regnier 4JO engine; 2-seat, high-wing, single-fin, tailwheel undercarriage
01 832 ?/46 F-WDVY Tested for CdN 7/47

Models NC-840/841

Built as Model NC-840 Chardonneret

140 hp Renault 6Q10; 3/4-seat, high-wing, single-fin, tricycle undercarriage
01 840 11/46 F-WCDD (7/47) F-BCDD (ff 3/11/46) wfu cx by BV <64 cx by DGAC 12/71

Built as Model NC-841 Chardonneret

As NC840 but with Mathis 175H radial engine & tailwheel
01 841 ?? F-WCZD cx by 64

Models NC-850/851/852

Models NC-850/851/852 were a two-seat shoulder-wing single-fin tail-wheel design, the different model numbers having different engines.

They were designed as entries for a competition in 1947, for a contract to produce training aircraft for use in the flying schools operated by the Service de l'Aviation Legere et Sportive (SALS).

Built as Model NC-850:
75 hp Mathis G4F
01 850 3/47 F-WCZM (7/47) F-BCZM ff 3/47 wfu 3/48 cx by DGAC 12/71
02 850 to 851 c4/47 F-BDZA conv to NC-851 c/n 07
03 850 to 851 or 852?     poss became NC-851 c/n 09 or NC-852 c/n 01 ?
04 850 to 851 c5/47 F-BDZB conv to NC-851 c/n 02
05 850 to 851   F-BDZC conv to NC-851 c/n 08

Built as Model NC-851:

75 hp Minie 4DA28
01 851 c5/47 F-WDVX (9/47) F-BDVX wfu 6/49 Toussous cx by DGAC 12/71
02 851 to 852 3/48 F-BDZB (conv from 850 c/n 04) wfu 9/53 cx reb as NC-852 c/n 02 F-PDZB 1/58
03 851 6/48 F-BDZD dest Moret 3/50 cx by DGAC 5/55
04 851 1/48 F-BDZE wfu Samur 1/49 cx by DGAC 12/71
05 851 3/48 F-BDZG wfu Var 10/53 cx by DGAC 12/71
06 851 4/48 F-BDZH dest 10/59 Evreux cx 12/60
07 851 9/48 F-BDZA (rebuilt from NC-850 c/n 02) wfu Bourges 2/49 cx by DGAC 12/71
08 851 4/48 F-BDZC (rebuilt from NC-850 c/n 05) wfu Nevers 8/48 cx by DGAC 12/71
09 851 4/48 F-BDZF (poss built from NC-850 c/n 03?) wfu Samur 8/50 cx by DGAC 12/71

Built as Model NC-852:

Planned for 90 hp Regnier 4E0
c/n 02 had Continental engine
01 852   F-WDVV ? (some doubt whether this existed) cx
02 851 to 852 1/58 F-BDZB (6/58) to F-PDZB reb from NC-851 c/n 02 wfu 5/64 still current on DGAC

Models NC-853 to 859 (except 856)

The definitive NC-853 model was the NC-851 modified with H-tail. This was the main production. As the result of SALS competition, though taking second place to the Sipa 901, an order was eventually placed for 100 aircraft. In the meantime, production started for direct sales.

SNCAC ceased operation in July 1949 and management of the production was taken over by SNCAN and continued to December 1951.

Suffix S indicated the batch of 100 NC-853 ordered by SALS, and delivered starting in1950. It was also applied to the last three NC-859 models for use in Cambodia. It was also applied to NC-854 and NC-858 models subsequently converted from NC-853S's. Note that this does not represent the change-over from Centre to Nord management, which happened a year earlier.

Many were subsequently re-engined with consequent model changes. Models summarised as follows:
NC-853: 80 hp Minie 4DC30.
NC-853G: modified high wing - Gerard Aile Flottante (c/n 66).
NC-854: 65 hp Continental A65.
NC-854SA: Converted for Army evaluation.
NC-855: 75 hp Praga DW.
NC-856: Enlarged 3/4-seat variant listed in separate file the NC-856 series
NC-857: Not built.
NC-858: 90 hp Continental C90-12F.
NC-859: 105 hp Walter Minor 4-111W (primarily as glider tugs).


Built as Model NC-853

80 hp Minie 4DC30 engine. Following the liquidation of SNCAC in 7/49, production was continued under the management of SNCAN. The type certificate was suspended 7/50 due to problems with the Minie engine, which was resolved in 12/50. Several new NC-853's were stored either unflown or with only test/ferry time on temporary Permits, and without issue of CdN. These were auctioned at Versailles in 6/52 and were re-engined as models 854 or 858 over the next few years.
01 853 to 854 3/48 F-WEPG (6/48) F-BEPG (ff 15/3/48) conv to 854 ?/54 wfu 8/63 wfu 5/64 cx by DGAC 12/71
1(i) 853 to 854 ?/48 F-BDZI started as 853 but probably not flown as such. Converted to 854 c/n 01
1(ii) 853 12/48 F-WDZJ (1/49) F-BDZJ wfu Avignon 4/58 cx by BV 3/65 cx by DGAC 5/71
2 853 to 858 3/49 F-BDZK conv to 858 8/51 wfu 1/57 Algiers cx by DGAC 5/71
3 853 2/49 F-BDZM wfu Reims 3/57 cx by DGAC 12/71
4 853 to 854 to 858 5/49 F-BDZN conv to 854 2/55 conv to 858 6/58 wfu 1/69 st Toussous cx by DGAC 12/78
5 853 to 858 4/49 F-BDZO conv to 858 ?/56 dest Versailles 7/66 cx by DGAC 9/71
6 853 to 858 to 854 to 858 4/49 F-BDZP conv to 858 ?/57 conv 854 ?/71 conv 858 ?/88 current (on reb by GPPA at Angers)
7 853 to 858 6/49 F-BDZQ (6/50) F-WDZQ (4/51) F-BDZQ conv to 858 ?/57 wfu 10/59 st Toussous cx by DGAC 10/78
8 853 to 858 8/49 F-BDZR conv to 858 9/55 dest 12/63 Djidjelli, Algeria 12/63 cx 5/64
9 853 to 858 6/49 F-BDZS conv to 858 4/52 wfu 9/69 scr Lognes cx
10 853 to 854 6/52 F-BDZT (?/87) F-WZBL (7/93) F-AZPL stored 49 to 52 conv 854 6/55 wfu 12/70 cx rest 7/93 current (based La Ferte Alais)
11 853 to 854 9/49 F-BDZU (?/71) N62419 stored 6/50 to 6/52 conv 854 6/61 wfu stored 3/70 cx by DGAC as wfu 2/70 sold to USA current with J.Faunce at Dunnellon, Fl
12 853 to 858 11/49 F-BFIA (6-8/64) OO-FAC conv 858 9/51 sold to Belgium 5/64 current
13 853 to 854 6/52 F-BFIB stored 49 to 6/52 conv 854 7/54 dest Meaulte 3/58 cx by DGAC 1/79
14 853 to 858 to 854 4/50 F-BFIC (10/50) F-WFIC (10/51) F-BFIC conv by CATA Toussous to prototype 858 c/n 01 10/50 conv 854 10/63 reverted to c/n 14 dest Bordeaux 10/73 cx 12/75
15 853 to 858 6/52 F-BFID stored 49 to 6/52 conv 858 5/53 wfu 9/55 st Fort Dauphin cx by DGAC 11/75
16 853 to 854 5/53 F-BFIE stored 49 to 6/52 conv 854 4/55 dest 6/59 Toulouse cx by DGAC 1/79
17 853 to 854 6/53 F-BFIH stored 49 to 6/52 conv 854 6/53 dest 12/53 Creil cx 12/60
18 853 to 858 5/53 F-BFII stored 49 to 6/52 conv 858 5/53 dest Attainville 4/54 cx 5/55
19 853 to 854 11/53 F-BFIJ stored 49 to 6/52 conv 854 7/54 dest 3/62 cx 11/66
20 853 to 858 2/53 F-BFIK stored 49 to 6/52 conv 858 2/53 wfu 8/60 st St Dizier cx 12/62
21 853 to 854 7/53 F-BFIL stored 49 to 6/52 conv 854 5/56 wfu 4/69 st Toussous cx by DGAC 2/70 (wings used in reb of c/n 146)
22 853 to 858 10/51 F-BFIF stored 50 to 12/50 conv 858 10/51 dest Ambenay Rugles 8/55 cx 11/57
23 853 to 858 8/57 F-BFIQ stored 50 to 6/52 sold but st until conv 858 9/57 wfu 12/86 cx by BV 8/96 stored Lille-Marcq for sale as rebuild project 2/09 current on DGAC
24 853 to 858 1/54 F-BFIR stored 50 to 6/52 conv 858 1/54 wfu 4/70 st Fumel cx by DGAC 10/78
25 853 to 858 to 854 5/53 F-BFIT stored 50 to 6/52 conv 858 5/53 conv 854 3/60 wfu7/67 st Toussous cx by DGAC 1/79
26 853 to 854 8/52 F-BFIU stored 50 to 6/52 conv 854 5/54 dest Les Mureaux 4/67 cx 9/68
27 853 to 858 5/53 F-BFIV (2/81) (F-BJUN res) stored 50 to 6/52 conv 858 5/53 wfu Sancoins 10/74 st cx by DGAC 1/79 (on rebuild)
28 to 40   <not built> (probably completed as NC854/855/859 with c/ns in separate sequences)
41 853 to 854 8/49 F-BDZL conv to 854 by Farman, Toussous 11/50 dest c66 ? cx by DGAC 9/71

Built as Model NC-854
65 hp Continental A65 engine. Serial production batch of NC854. Several of them are unaccounted for and are believed to have been completed as 853's.
01 854 12/48 F-BDZI (started as 853 and converted) ff 12/48 b Morocco from 5/49 wfu Tit Mellil 10/60 cx by DGAC 12/71
1 854 2/50 F-BFIM (4/64-3/65) 7T-VMM wfu Touggourt 3/65 cx
2 854 11/49 F-BFIN dest Dizengue, Douala 2/50 cx by DGAC 5/76
3 854 6/50 F-BFIO wfu st Djidjeli 6/59 cx by DGAC 5/71
4 854 12/50 F-BFIP test flown CdN 3/52 dest St Cyr 5/54 cx 12/54
5 854   ? (prob completed as 853 c/n 23)
6 854   ? (prob completed as 853 c/n 24)
7 854 10/49 F-BFIS (9-10/78) G-NORD sold to UK 74 (stored for reb since 7/82. Still stored at Eastbach Farm in 2016) (exemption to operate in French Army scheme code 7) current
8 854   ? (prob completed as 853 c/n 25)
9 854   ? (prob completed as 853 c/n 26)
10 854   ? (prob completed as 853 c/n 27)

Built as Model NC-855:
75 hp Praga DW engine.
01 855 c10/49 F-BFKO dest Bous 8/52 cx by DGAC 12/71

Built as Model NC-858:

90 hp Continental C90-12F engine
01 858 to 854 10/50 F-WFIC (10/51) F-BFIC prototype conv by CATA, Toussous from 853 c/n 14 10/50 conv to 854 and reverted to c/n 14 10/63 dest Bordeaux 10/73 cx 12/75

Built as Model NC-853S
80 hp Minie 4DC30 engine. Built for the SALS contract
51 853S to 858S 3/50 F-WFSA (2/51) F-BFSA conv 858S 3/57 cr Grenade 6/59 cx by DGAC 1/79
52 853SA to 854SA 8/50 mil eval (7/52) F-BBOP Mil eval. to civil 7/52 Conv 854SA 4/57 wfu St Cyr 6/70 scr cx by DGAC 7/71
53 853S 7/50 F-WFSB (6/51) F-BFSB cr Toussous 5/54 cx 3/55
54 853S to 858S to 854S 7/50 F-WFSC (7/51) F-BFSC (4-6/81) G-BIUP (8/82)(G-AMPE ntu) G-BIUP conv 858S 9/54 conv 854S 4/59 (also possibly G-KURK was reserved but ntu and used on a Cub in 1/09) (conv to C-90 c2010) current
55 853S to 854S 7/50 F-WFSD (12/50) F-BFSD (2/80) G-KERC conv 854S 2/57 reported st for reb High Cross, Herts 10/93 cx 2/94
56 853S to 858S 12/50 F-BFSE conv 858S 8/55 wfu Chalons 9/58 cx by DGAC 1/79
57 853S to 858S to 854S 1/51 F-BFSF conv 858S 6/57 conv 854S 5/64 wfu 1/82 cx by BV 2/93 cx by DGAC 10/95
58 853S to 854S 1/51 F-BFSG (9/66) (OO-MVM ntu) (10/81) G-BJLB conv 854S 10/55 cr Newport, Gwent 7/84 cx 4/89
59 854SA 8/50 mil (7/52) F-BBOU completed as 854SA mil eval. to civil 7/52 cr Haguenau 9/55 dest cx 12/56
60 854SA c 8/50 mil (4/57) F-BDQA completed as 854SA mil eval. to civil 4/57 wfu 6/70 Angouleme cx by DGAC 12/78 st Pons-Avy 74-82
61 853S 12/50 F-BFSH cr Moimay 8/53 cx 5/55
62 853S to 854S to 858S to 854S to 858S 1/51 F-BFSI conv 854S 8/54 conv 858S 3/58 conv 854S 5/65 conv 858S 8/66 wfu 11/69 cx by BV 71 cx by DGAC 1/79 (wings at Etampes 7/84)
63 853S to 858S to 854S 12/50 F-BFSJ (12/78) G-BGEW conv 858S 7/57 conv 854S 3/69 cr Andover 9/09 dest cx 4/10
64 853S to 858S to 854S to 858S 11/50 F-BFSK (5/97) F-PJDZ conv 858S 7/57 conv 854S 3/67 wfu 10/69 cx by DGAC 1/79 reb as 858S rest rereg 5/97 current
65 853S to 854S 1/51 F-BFSL conv 854S 6/55 wfu St Cyr12/70 cx st Pont-sur-Yonne 1/79 cx by DGAC 10/95
66 853S to 854S to 853G 11/50 F-BFSM (1/64) F-WFSM conv 854S 8/56 conv 858S 5/58 conv Gerard Aile Flottante 1/64 experimental high-wing wfu 11/68 cx by DGAC 3/71 st St Cyr 71
67 853S 11/50 F-BFSN cr St Pierre du Val 6/53 cx 1/54
68 853S 12/50 F-BFSO cr Le Havre 5/55 cx by DGAC 1/79
69 853S 12/50 F-BFSP wfu cx 8/62 (used for spares in reb of c/n 103)
70 853S to 854S 1/51 F-BFSQ (res 5/07 reg 5/11) F-PONK conv 854S 3/61 wfu 4/72 cx by DGAC 11/78 reb rereg 5/11 b Blois current
71 853S to 854S 12/50 F-BFSR conv 854S 7/58 wfu Pons 7/75 cx by DGAC 1/79 (st Pons-Avy 82)
72 853S to 858S 12/50 F-BFSS conv 858S 7/57 wfu La Fare 9/75 cx 5/76
73 853S 12/50 F-BFST wfu Anse 3/60 cx by DGAC 1/79 (st Valence 90)
74 853S to 858S 1/51 F-BFSU (12/06) F-PONC conv 858S 6/57 wfu Toulouse 1/71 cx by DGAC 1/79 reb Escad. Pegase, Salon then Escad. Souvenir, Niort 05 at Lognes 06 reb rest 12/06 current
75 853S 12/50 F-BFSV cr Brive 11/52 cx 1/54
76 853S to 854S to 858S 2/51 F-BFSX conv 854S 8/55 conv 858S 3/61 wfu 9/71 cx by DGAC 1/79
77 853S to 858S 12/50 F-BFSY conv 858S 9/54 st St Rambert 89 wfu 5/96 (cx 2/03 rest 8/05) current
78 853S to 854S 2/51 F-BFSZ (res 11/98 reg 9/02) F-POOO conv 854S 3/60 wfu 9/74 cx rest 11/83 cx by DGAC 11/98 reb rest rereg 9/02 current
79 853S to 854S 1/51 F-BCTH conv 854S 4/56 cr St Girons 9/57 cx 10/67
80 853S to 854S to 858S 4/51 F-BCTI conv 854S 5/56 conv 858S 1/65 dest cx by BV c85 cx by DGAC 10/95
81 853S to 858S 12/50 F-BCTJ conv 858S 4/57 wfu Orleans 10/61 cx by DGAC 12/71
82 853S 2/51 F-BCTK cr & wfu Cherence 8/57 cx by DGAC 9/71
83 853S 1/51 F-BCTL wfu Limoges 3/59 cx by DGAC 12/71
84 853S 2/51 F-BCTM wfu Niort 7/57 cx 9/58 fuselage used to rebuild c/n 113
85 853S 1/51 F-BCTN cr Vichy 4/53 cx 1/54
86 853S to 854S 1/51 F-BCTO conv 854S 10/55 cr Perigeux 11/56 cx by DGAC 12/71
87 853S to 858S 2/51 F-BCTP conv 858S 8/57 dest St Die 10/61 cx 10/62
88 853S to 854S 1/51 F-BCTQ conv 854S 4/56 cr Alencon 8/62 cx 9/64
89 853S to 858S 2/51 F-BCTR conv 858S 10/56 wfu Bobo 7/67 cx
90 853S to 858S 1/51 F-BCTS conv 858S 6/57 wfu Angouleme 2/66 cx by DGAC 10/78 st Paray 93
91 853S to 854S 2/51 F-BCTT conv 854S 8/55 wfu Reims 2/64 cx 8/66
92 853S 2/51 F-BCTU cr Psy 8/52 cx 5/5
93 853S to 854S 2/51 F-BCTV conv 854S wfu St Servan 2/73 st St Malo 75 cx by DGAC 10/78
94 853S 2/51 F-BEZA cr St Claud 2/52 cx 1/53 (parts used in rebuild of MS-315 at Bourges 12/62)
95 853S 2/51 F-BEZB cr La Teste 5/51 cx 2/52
96 853S 2/51 F-BEZC conv 858S10/58 dest by flood Frejus 12/59 cx by DGAC 12/78
97 853S to 854S to 858S 2/51 F-BEZD (1/79) G-BPZD conv 854S 7/55 conv 858S 2/74 (dgd London City 7/06) (st Headcorn for reb) current
98 853S to 858S 2/51 F-BEZE conv 858S 5/61 wfu St Dizier 9/61 cx 12/62
99 853S to 854S 2/51 F-BEZF conv 854S 12/57 wfu Montpellier 9/61 cx by DGAC 12/78 (st dism Montpellier 87)
100 853S to 858S 2/51 F-BEZG conv 858S 7/58 (wfu Montpellier 7/76 cx by BV rest 3/91) current
101 853S to 858S 1/51 F-BEZH conv 858S 8/61 wfu Montelimar 4/68 cx by DGAC 9/76 (on reb at St Rambert in 1999)
102 853S 2/51 F-BEZI cr La Rochelle 5/57 cx by DGAC 12/78
103 853S to 854S 2/51 F-BEZJ conv 854S 8/56 dgd 12/61 reb using c/n 69 wfu St Servan 11/68 cx by DGAC 12/78
104 853S to 854S 2/51 F-BEZK (8/64) OO-FAS conv 854S 11/58 current
105 853S to 854S 2/51 F-BEZL conv 854S 4/54 wfu Orly 12/65 cx by DGAC 12/78
106 853S to 858S 2/51 F-BEZM conv 858S 6/55 wfu St Cyr 11/66 cx by DGAC 6/72
107 853S to 854S 4/51 F-BEZN conv 854S 11/56 wfu Thionville 5/66 cx 8/67
108 853S to 858S 2/51 F-BEZO conv 858S 8/56 wfu Rouen 7/66 cx by DGAC 10/78
109 853S to 854S 3/51 F-BEZP conv 854S 10/57 wfu Meaux 7/63 cx by DGAC 12/71
110 853S to 858S 3/51 F-BEZQ (5/76) G-BDXX conv 858S 7/66 dgd 8/95 on reb (cx by CAA 5/04 rest 7/04) current
111 853S to 858S 3/51 F-BEZR conv 858S 10/61 cr Couterne 8/68 cx by DGAC 11/71
112 853S 3/51 F-BEZS cr Agen 3/53 cx 1/54
113 853S to 854S 3/51 F-BEZT (10/79-8/81) G-BJEL conv 854S 1/56 reb using c/n 84 8/58 current
114 853S to 854S to 858S 3/51 F-BEZU conv 854S 12/55 conv 858S 1/59 wfu Angouleme 5/71 cx by DGAC 12/78
115 853S to 858S 3/51 F-BEZV conv 858S 7/55 cr La Reole 9/57 cx by DGAC 12/78
116 853S to 858S 3/51 F-BEZX conv 858S 11/55 current
117 853S to 854S 4/51 F-BEZY conv 854S 12/55 wfu Valenciennes 8/66 cx by DGAC 12/78
118 853S to 854S 3/51 F-BEZZ (4/73) G-BAUZ reb using c/n 127 & conv 854S 1/67 wfu 10/83 cx 8/84
119 853S 3/51 F-BAFB wfu Gueret 4/56 cx by DGAC 12/71
120 853S 4/51 F-BAFE cr Entrammes 3/55 cx 7/55
121 853S to 858S 4/51 F-BAFF conv 858S 7/57 wfu Castres 1/61 cx by DGAC 12/71
122 853S to 854S 4/51 F-BAFG (6/74) G-BCGH conv 854S 2/59 (wfu 6/14 st New Barn Farm, Hants by 11/16) current
123 853S to 854S 5/51 F-BAFH conv 854S 8/57 wfu Angouleme 7/63 cx by DGAC 12/71
124 853S 4/51 F-BAFI cr La Vallette 11/54 cx 3/55
125 853S to 854S 4/51 F-BAFJ conv 854S 4/56 wfu Lyon 9/60 cx 1/61
126 853S to 858S 4/51 F-BAFK conv 858S 4/56 wfu Tarbes 5/73 cx by DGAC 10/78
127 853S to 858S to 854S 4/51 F-BAFL conv 858S 9/57 conv 854S 12/63 cr Bourges 4/65 cx 11/65 (used in reb of c/n 118)
128 853S to 854S 3/51 F-BAFN conv 854S 5/57 wfu Sambourg 6/63 cx by DGAC 10/78
129 853S to 854S 5/51 F-BAFS conv 854S 11/60 cr Oyonnax 9/61 cx 11/61
130 853S to 858S 5/51 F-BAFT conv 858S wfu Nogaro 1/62 cx by DGAC 12/71 (st Pons-Avy 82)
131 853S 5/51 F-BAFV (9/65) OO-MUT cr 4/74 cx
132 853S to 854S 5/51 F-BAGA conv 854S 3/59 wfu Dunkerque 6/62 cx by DGAC 12/71
133 853S 5/51 F-BAGB cr La Bartelasse 9/52 cx 1/53
134 853S to 858S 6/51 F-BBJF conv 858S 3/58 cr Plessis 10/59 cx by DGAC 10/78
135 853S to 854S 12/51 F-BBJH conv 854S 7/56 wfu Rouen 10/65 cx by DGAC 10/78
136 853S to 858S 9/51 F-BBJK conv 858S 6/57 wfu Montelimar 11/69 cx by DGAC 10/78
137 853S 9/51 F-BBJL wfu Satolas 10/59 cx by DGAC 12/71
138 853S to 858S 9/51 F-BBJQ conv 858S 11/55 wfu Valence 6/70 cx by DGAC 10/78
139 853S to 858S 9/51 F-BBJY conv 858S 11/63 wfu Riberac 6/76 cx by DGAC 9/79 (st on rebuild Riberac 82-86)
140 853S to 858S 9/51 F-BBJZ conv 858S 8/60 (on reb at Blois 7/11) current
141 853S to 858S 10/51 F-BBRB conv 858S 8/55 wfu Plessis 9/57 cx by DGAC 10/78
142 853S to 858S 10/51 F-BBRP (12/05) F-PPAN conv 858S 3/58 wfu 8/71 cx by DGAC 11/78 reb Esc. Pegase at Aix 79-05 reb rest rereg 12/05 current
143 853S to 858S 11/51 F-BBRQ conv 858S 6/58 cr Meaux 9/61 cx 9/64
144 853S to 854S to 858S 12/51 F-BBRR conv 854S 3/55 conv 858S 4/56 wfu Plessis 7/67 cx by DGAC 10/78
145 853S to 854S 12/51 F-BBRS conv 854S 3/58 cr Oyonnax 4/60 cx 2/61

Built as Model NC-859/859S:

105 hp Walter Minor 4-111W engines and glider towing hooks. 01-5 initially operated by SALS
01 859 8/49 F-WFOS (4/51) F-BFOS wfu st Mureaux 5/63 cx by DGAC 9/71
1 859   (F-BFIX ntu ? realloc MS500 c/n 2036) reservation reported but unconfirmed
2 859 to 858 8/50 F-BFIY (9/75) G-BDJR conv to 858 2/66 export to UK 7/75 (st Farnborough for reb since 92, moved to New Barn Farm, Hants by 11/16) current
3 859 8/50 F-BFIZ wfu Beynes 2/59 st cx by DGAC 1/79
4 859 9/50 F-BDYO (11/07) F-WZAC (2/10) F-PZAC wfu st 11/69 to Museum at Castres 4/72 cx by DGAC 11/74 To Musee de l'Aviation Legere at Revel to B.Gabolde 10/07 rebuilt f/f on test as F-W 10/09 at La Montagne Noir; certificated 2/10 v RSA Blois 7/11. Used for towing vintage gliders. current
5 859 9/50 F-BDYP wfu 8/64 store St Cyr dest cx 11/66
6 859S 10/50 F-BFTA (in Cambodia) dest An Loc 5/52 cx 7/52
7 859S 10/50 F-BFTB (in Vietnam) wfu 12/65 st Saigon cx by DGAC 8/73
8 859S 11/50 F-BFTC (in Cambodia) dest Cap St Jaques 6/55 cx by DGAC 12/71

Amateur-built from spares:
146 854S 9/93 F-PFYS (built from parts, inc c/n 21, 25, 62) cx by BV 11/02 but still current on DGAC
01 854CM 2/03 F-PMCB (rebuilt by C Marcandier res 12/99) current

Model NC-860/NC-861
Twin; 4-seat, high wing, H-tail, tricycle u/c.
Built as Model NC-860:
Two 105 hp Walter Minor 4-111W.
01 860 3/49 F-WFKJ ff 28/3/49 (or 29/7/49?) cx <64

Model NC-861:
As NC860 but with two Minie 6DE.48 engines. Abandoned incomplete due to the insolvency of SNCAC.

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