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Sncaso So.3050

SO.3050
Role Two seat touring aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer SNCASO
Designer Chavignon
First flight 15 March 1945
Number built 1

The SNCASO SO.3050 was designed and built in France towards the end of World War II. Only one was completed and that was soon abandoned.

Design and development

The SO.3050 was designed in occupied France during World War II and was the first French two seat tourer to fly after the Liberation. It was a conventional low wing cantilever monoplane, powered by a 104 kW (140 hp) Renault 4Pei air-cooled inverted four cylinder inline engine. Pilot and passenger sat side by side under multipart glazing which ran rearwards into the raised upper fuselage. This raised region dropped away towards the tail, where the tailplane was mounted on top of the fuselage. The vertical tail was straight edged but with a broad rounded top and a curved fillet to merge it into the fuselage. The tourer had a fixed tailwheel undercarriage with faired legs and spats; the tailwheel castored.[1]

The first flight took place on 13 March 1945 from Bordeaux-Merignac, piloted by Fernand Lefebre. It was not developed and was soon abandoned.[1]

Specifications

Data from Gaillard (1990) p.38[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: One passenger
  • Length: 7.08 m (23 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.02 m (29 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Empty weight: 556 kg (1,226 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 835 kg (1,841 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renault 4Pei air-cooled inverted 4 cylinder inline, 100 kW (140 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn)
  • Range: 700 km (435 mi; 378 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)

References

  1. ^ a b c Gaillard, Pierre (1990). Les Avions Francais de 1944 à 1964. Paris: Éditions EPA. p. 38.  
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