SNCASO Farfadet

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SO.1310 Farfadet
Role Experimental convertiplane
National origin France
Manufacturer SNCASO
First flight 8 May 1953

The SNCASO SO.1310 Farfadet was an experimental French convertiplane of the 1950s.

Design and development[edit]

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.[1]

Specifications (SO.1310)[edit]

Data from Taylor

General characteristics

  • 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[2], 270 kW (360 hp)
1 × Turbomeca Artouste turboprop, driving propeller, 270 kW (360 hp)


  • Cruising speed: 240 km/h (150 mph)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists


  1. ^ Taylor 1976, p.229.
  2. ^ Flight 1953

External links[edit]