ROBERT HODGSON COLLECTION
No. 11975. Berg Norge C (LN-BWD c/n 1)
Photographed at Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo, Norway, July 2011, by Robert Hodgson

Berg Norge C

06/15/2013. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The Norge C was an aircraft designed by Aksel Kristiansen, who also designed the 125 hp Warner Super Scarab powered two-seat Norge A of 1938 (registered LN-FAM) and the similar three-seat Norge B of 1946 (registered LN-HAE). The Norge C was designed for rough use in mountainous Norway (for example, ambulance work) and proved most successful.

The sole light four-seat Norge C was built by Finn Petter Berg, an airline pilot of Nesoya, Slependen, Norway, who took some 10,000 hours of his spare time during four years in building it. With a 260 hp Lycoming engine, the Norge C took off with two men aboard on its first flight on March 20, 1960, after a takeoff run of only 98 ft (30 m). This was actually with a ski-undercarriage on a frozen part of a fjord.

Initially assigned the provisional registration LN-14, it was reregistered LN-BWD after it received its ordinary CofA on June 14, 1960. The aircraft was fitted with floats in the Spring of 1965. During Berg's contract as a pilot with East African Airways, he took the plane with him to Nairobi, Kenya, in 1970. The following specification is for the Norge C with wheel landing gear.

WINGS: Braced high-wing monoplane. Streamline-section steel-tube bracing V-struts. NACA 23012 wing section. Dihedral 4. Wooden two-spar structure, fabric-covered. Wooden ailerons. Three-position slotted flaps of wooden construction. Ailerons droop 15 at flap setting of 45.
FUSELAGE: Welded steel-tube structure, covered with fabric.
TAIL UNIT: Strut-braced welded steel-tube structure, covered with fabric.
LANDING GEAR: Non-retractable tail-wheel type. Goodyear main wheels, size 600x6, with disc brakes.
POWERPLANT: A 260 hp Lycoming GO-435-C2B2 six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine, driving a two-blade Hartzell constant-speed propeller. Two fuel tanks in wings, with total capacity of 22.46 gal (85 l).
ACCOMMODATION: Four seats in pairs in enclosed cabin. Upward-hinged door on port side.
ELECTRONICS: Dare VHF radio.

Created June 15, 2013