|First flight||8 May 1953|
Design and development
The SO.1310 was a gyrodyne type aircraft featuring a tip-jet driven, three-bladed rotor, a fixed wing and a turboprop engine driving a nose-mounted propeller. First flown on 8 May 1953 the aircraft achieved transition to forward flight on 1 July of that year.
Data from Taylor
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 3 passengers, 2 stretchers or freight
- Wingspan: 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in)
- Main rotor diameter: 11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)
- Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Arrius gas-generator, providing compressed air to the rotor tips, 270 kW (360 hp)
- 1 × Turbomeca Artouste turboprop, driving propeller, 270 kW (360 hp)
- Cruising speed: 240 km/h (150 mph)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Related lists
- Taylor 1976, p.229.
- Flight 1953
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