Sud-Ouest Corse

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Corse
Role mail/passenger transport
National origin France
Manufacturer SNCASO
First flight 17 July 1947
Primary user Aeronavale
Number built 64

The Sud-Ouest Corse was a French mail and passenger transport aircraft, built by SNCASO.[1]

Development and design[edit]

The Corse began as the S.O.90 Cassiopée, a nine-passenger aircraft. The S.O.93 Corse and S.O.94 Corse II prototypes were developed as the S.O.95 Corse III. The aircraft was a cantilever mid-wing monoplane, powered by two Renault 12S engines with a retractable conventional landing gear. Seating up to 13 passengers, the seats could be quickly removed in order to carry more cargo. Intended to serve Air France, it failed their aircraft requirements. 60 aircraft were built for Aeronavale, and a small number for other overseas airlines.[1]

Variants[edit]

SNCASO SO.90 Cassiopée
Wartime prototype for 8 passengers and powered by 325 hp Bearn 6D-07 engines. First flew 16 August 1943 with 3 built.
S.O.93 Corse
Prototype powered by Renault 12S engines, 1 built.
S.O.94 Corse II
Production 10 passenger version, 15 built.
S.O.94R
Radar training conversion of S.O.94.
S.O.95M Corse III
Production 13 passenger version with tail-wheel undercarriage, all 45 built for military use.

Operators[edit]

 France

Specifications (S.O.95 Corse III)[edit]

Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 13
  • Length: 12.35 m (40 ft 6.25 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.90 m (58 ft 8.75 in)
  • Height: 4.30 m (14 ft 1.25 in)
  • Empty weight: 4024 kg (8871 lb)
  • Gross weight: 5605 kg (12357 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Renault 12S-02-201 inverted-Vee piston, 440 kW (590 hp) each each

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 350 km/h (217 mph)
  • Range: 1300 km (808 miles)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Donald, David, The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft (pg 862). (1997). Prospero Books. ISBN 1-85605-375-X