SNCASO SO.8000 Narval
|Role||Carrier-based fighter and strike aircraft|
|First flight||1 April 1949|
Design and development
The Narval was a twin-boom pusher configuration design powered by an Arsenal 12H (a copy of the Jumo 213) driving a contra-rotating propeller Two prototypes were constructed, the first being flown for the first time on 1 April 1949. Development was abandoned at the beginning of 1950 since the design was already obsolescent.
Data from AviaFrance.com
- Crew: 1
- Length: 11.83 m (38 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 11.77 m (38 ft 7 in)
- Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 26.5 m2 (285 sq ft)
- Gross weight: 7,000 kg (15,432 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Arsenal 12HO2 V-12 piston engine, 1,680 kW (2,250 hp)
- Maximum speed: 730 km/h (454 mph; 394 kn) at 8000m
Data from OldMachinePress.com
The SO.8000 Narval was to be equipped with:
- Guns: Six 20 mm cannons.
- External: Underwing hard points that could accommodate 2,205 lb (1,000 kg) of ordinance.However, it is unlikely that the prototypes were ever armed.
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