Kristiansen´s aircraft

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Hi all,

found an article about Aksel Kristiansen´s aircraft. Pictured is the Norge C, but I search for pics of the forrunners Norge A and Norge B.

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My dear Maveric,

you must to be clear about the info.,the designer was from Norway,
and his name is Finn Peter,Berg.If you want more info about the
Norge C,please see the Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1965-1966.
 

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Perhaps the confusion springs from Norge C being a homebuilt design. So the question is: who was the aircraft's designer and who was the home-builder?

http://www.kilensjoflyklubb.no/
This site on the Kilen sjøflyklubb (the seaplane flying club at Lilløykilen) mentions "Litt senere kom flykonstruktør Kristiansen dit ("Norge A/B/C")", suggesting that Aksel Kristiansen was responsible for the design of all three Norge types.

http://flyklubb.gdc.no/album/historikk/sjofly.html
This site says Norge B was built at Lilløykilen during the German occupation by Aksel Kristiansen but not revealed until after the war. Finn Peter Berg (later a Partnair pilot) built the Norge C, a development of the unsuccessful Norway B. This suggests that Kristensen designed the Norge C but Berg built the aircraft.
 

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Sorry if my contribution adds to the confusion, but I understand that the Norge A (pre-war) and Norge B (LN-HAE) may be designs of Mr. Birger Honningstad. The Norge B was apparently indeed built (as a homebuilt project) by Mr. Aksel Kristiansen with help from Widerøe Flyveselskap og Polarfly.
The Norge C (LN-14, then LN-BWD) seems indeed a design of Mr. Kristiansen and built by Mr. Berg (again with help from Widerøe?).
 

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Re: Kristiansen's aircraft

Thanks for clearing that up walter! A resemblance to the C.5 Polar can certainly be seen. Some details:

Honningstad Norge A, c/n 1, LN-FAM. Designed and built by Birger Honningstad in 1938. Owned by Aksel Kristiansen and AR Bjercke [Alf R Bjercke, later a mechanic with 332 Squadron?] but leased to Wideroes Flyveselskap A/S 1938-1940. Seized by Germans and damaged.

Honningstad Norge B, c/n 1, LN-HAE. Designed by Birger Honningstad, built during war years by Aksel Kristiansen. Leased to Wideroes 1946-1948.

Honningstad Norge C, c/n 1, LN-BWD (test reg. LN-14), designed by Aksel Kristiansen, built by Finn Peter Berg. Leased to Wideroes 1960-1963.

http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_LN-.htm
http://www.plane-spotter.com/Airlines/Wideroe/The_fleet.pdf

So, all three Norge types were built, flown, and operated. Other Honningstad designs were:

Honningstad C.5 Polar, c/n 1/1948, LN-DBW (test reg. LN-11). Designed by Birger Honningstad, built by Wideroes Flyveselskap A/S. Leased to Wideroes 1948-1958. The C.5 (sometimes called a C.5 Norge) resembled an enlarged, radial-engined Norge C.

Honningstad Finnmark 5A, c/n 1, LN-BFF (test reg. LN-10). Designed by Birger Honningstad, built by Norsk Flygindustri A/S, 1949. The Goose-like Finnmark originally had Dornier-style stummeln with combined ski/wheel undercarriage, later changed to fixed wing floats.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1953/1953%20-%200012.html

The sole remaining question is: did Birger Honningstad design any unbuilt projects?
 

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