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At the end of World War II, the French [[French Air Force|Armée de l'Air]] was left with two primary transport aircraft: the Junkers [[Ju 52]] and the Douglas [[C-47 Skytrain|C-47]]. While both had given good service, they suffered from a common set of flaws: a nose-up attitude when at rest, complicating cargo stowing; restrictive side-loading doors; and limited payload.
Accordingly, in 1947 [[Direction Technique Industrielle]] organized a design competition for medium-weight cargo aircraft offering great flexibility in use. Société Nationale de Construction Aéronautique du Nord ([[SNCAN]]) answered with the Nord 2500, while their competitors, [[Société Anonyme des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Breguet|Breguet]] and [[SNCASO]], offered the [[BR-891R Mars]] and [[SO-30C]] respectively. The Nord 2500, with its rear-opening clamshell doors allowing ease of loading, was considered the most promising, and DTI ordered two prototypes on April 27, 1948. The first prototype took to the air on September 10, 1949 powered by two [[Gnome et Rhône]] 14R
'''N-2500''' - the original; powered by two [[Gnome et Rhône]] 14R 1600-hp engines
'''N-2501''' - replaced the [[Gnome et Rhône]] engines with SNECMA-manufactured [[Bristol Hercules]]
:*208 produced, purchased by the Armée de l'Air