|First flight||17 July 1947|
Development and design
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Specifications (S.O.95 Corse III)
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 10 pax or 13 m3 (460 cu ft) / 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) freight
- Length: 12.35 m (40 ft 6 in)
- Wingspan: 17.9 m (58 ft 9 in)
- Height: 4.29 m (14 ft 1 in)
- Wing area: 37.6 m2 (405 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 3,930 kg (8,664 lb)
- Gross weight: 5,605 kg (12,357 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 980 l (260 US gal; 220 imp gal)
- Powerplant: 2 × Renault 12S-02 V-12 inverted air-cooled piston engines, 430 kW (580 hp) each
- Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed fully feathering propellers
- Maximum speed: 355 km/h (221 mph; 192 kn)
- Cruise speed: 335 km/h (208 mph; 181 kn) at 2,700 m (8,900 ft)
- Range: 1,300 km (808 mi; 702 nmi)
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