SAN Jodel D.140 Mousquetaire
Five-seat light touring
National origin France
Société Aeronautique Normande (SAN)
4 July 1958
Plans available (2012)
French Air Force
Number built 243 (factory built)
SAN Jodel D.140 Mousquetaire ( en:Musketeer) is a French five-seat light touring monoplane based on the earlier Jodel D.117 and built by Société Aeronautique Normande (SAN) at Bernay. [1 ]
Development [ edit ]
SAN had been producing the earlier
Jodel D.117 under licence from which it then developed the larger 4 to 5-seat D.140. The prototype D.140 [1 ] registration F-BIZE first flew on 4 July 1958. Early versions had a low triangular-shaped fin and rudder. [1 ]
The final version was a glider tug variant the
D.140R Abeille. Both the D.140E and D.140R were ordered by the [1 ] French Air Force. As well as 243 factory-built aircraft more than 20 have been [1 ] homebuilt from plans.
Plans remain available in 2012.
Variants [ edit ]
Early Jodel D.140 with the initial lower triangular fin shape at Cranfield aerodrome in 1960
Prototype powered by a 180hp
Lycoming O-360 engine, one built. [1 ] D.140A Mousquetaire
Production variant with cabin ventilation, 45 built.
[1 ] D.140B Mousquetaire II
Improved variant with better brakes, new engine cowling and better ventilation, 56 built.
[1 ] D.140C Mousquetaire III
A D.140B with an enlarged swept tail, 70 built.
[1 ] D.140E Mousquetaire IV
A D.140C with a further enlarged tail, modified ailerons and an all flying elevator/tailplane, 43 built.
[1 ] D.140R Abeille
Glider towing variant with cut-down rear fuselage, new high vision canopy, 28 built first flown in 1965.
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications (D.140) [ edit ]
Length: 7.92 m (26 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 10.27 m (33 ft 8 in)
Height: 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 18.5 m 2 (199 sq ft)
Empty weight: 660 kg (1,455 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360 piston engine, 130 kW (180 hp)
Maximum speed: 290 km/h (180 mph; 157 kn)
References [ edit ]
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^ a b c d e f g h i j k Simpson 1991, pp.283-284
^ Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 94. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
Bibliography [ edit ]
Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.