WINGS. Cantilever shoulder-wing monoplane. All-metal single-spar structure with gull-wing center-section, and stressed metal skin. Outer wing sections folded rearwards about spar; hydraulic operation. All-metal ailerons with trim-tab in each on outer wings, and slotted trailing-edge flaps between ailerons and fuselage divided by nacelles.
FUSELAGE. All-metal monocoque structure.
TAIL UNIT. Cantilever monoplane type. Metal structure with metal-covered fin and tailplane and fabric-covered rudder and elevators. Statically-balanced control surfaces with trim-tab in each.
LANDING GEAR. Retractable two-wheel type. Main wheels 46.46x16.73 in (1,180x425 mm) carried on shock-absorber legs retracted rearwards into engine nacelles and were fully enclosed. Hydraulic operation. Track 17 ft 6.5 in (5.35 m). Tail-wheel 22.05x9.29 in (560x236 mm) retracted rearwards into fuselage.
POWERPLANT. Two Gnome-Rhone 14 R25 fourteen-cylinder two-row air-cooled radial engines each developing a maximum output of 1,600 hp at 2,600 rpm for take-off, enclosed in tapered long-chord cowling and driving Ratier three-blade variable-pitch airscrew, 1l ft 9.5 in (3.60 m) diameter.
ACCOMMODIATON. Crew of three. Pilot's cockpit forward and enclosed dorsal position for gunner.
ARMAMENT. Twin machine-guns in rear cockpit. Fuselage bomb-bay accommodated bombs or torpedoes.
Span: 64 ft 7.5 in (19.70 m)
Length: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Height: 21 ft 5.5 in (6.54 m)
Wing area: 495 sq.ft (46 sq.m)
Empty weight: 15,652 lb (7,100 kg)
Loaded weight: 23,810 lb (10,800 kg)
Max speed: 336 mph (540 kmh) at 9,840 ft (3,000 m)
Cruise speed: 249 mph (400 kmh)
Service ceiling: 32,810 ft (10,000 m)
Range: 2,144 mls (3,450 km)
Eight years later the designation Nord 1500 was reused for the experimental high-speed interceptor Griffon."