Nord 1101 Noralpha
On Loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation Pensacola, Florida.
Designed in 1933 by Willy Messerschmitt, the tail-wheeled Bf-108 Taifun (Typhoon) enjoyed success as a four-place sporting plane. During World War II, the aircraft was utilized in the communications and personnel transport role. Wartime construction was delegated in 1942 to the S.N.C.A. du Nord factory in Occupied France which produced it as the tricycle-geared NORD 1101 Noralpha. After V-E day, the same company continued production of the NORD with a French engine.