SNCA du Midi

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Hello guys,
I search for aircraft or projects of the short living Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Midi.

The only project I know was the M.580, the later SNCASE S.E.580.

Do you know more about this firm and its aircraft?

Thanks, Maveric
 

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How come,

we spoke before about M-520-T,M-540 & M-560;

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,29659.msg317327.html#msg317327

and there was a gliders; PM-100,PM-110,PM-111,PM-120 & PM-200.
 

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https://www.aviationsmilitaires.net/v2/base/view/Model/2067.html

https://oldmachinepress.com/2016/03/10/sud-est-sncase-se-580-fighter/

Boy was that aircraft ugly. It was a competitor to the Arsenal VB-10 which was quite a disaster...
 

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So we can hold on: The SNCA du Midi has continued the Dewoitine series. The M.580 was the D.580. Does anyone know from which number Midi took over and at which number the SNCASE continued?
 

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Ah yes indeed, SNCA du midi was in Toulouse and Toulouse only, in fact Emile Dewoitine was a though boss with its workers, and the Front Populaire didn't liked him very much. So they set up a SNCA just to control his plant.
"Mimile bras de fer" "Mimile iron hand" was his nickname.

SNCA were six

- Nord (SNCA-N) Meaulte, the land of Henry Potez
- Centre (SNCA-C) in Bourges
- Ouest (SNCA-O) Saint Nazaire
- Sud-ouest (SNCA-SO) Bordeaux
- Midi (SNCA-M) Toulouse
- Sud-est (SNCA-SE) Cannes

Roughly, France aerospace industry was split into six zones, three - North, West, Center, and three South - South-west, south-center, and south-east.

Le midi de la France is the zone that extend between Montpellier and Toulouse.

SNCA du midi was created in 1936 but in 1941 it was folded into SNCASE (South-East, that is, Cannes) So there were probably few Dewoitine designs rebranded SNCAM.
 

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Hi,

there was also M.610 & M.611.
 

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Maveric said:
... The only project I know was the M.580, the later SNCASE S.E.580...
Although obviously a heavy fighter, it seems that SNCAM dubbed their M 580 design a 'postal' aircraft to get around inspectors from WAKO (the German Armistice Commission in France).

Ali nuove 1962, 'I Caccia Dewoitine: 5° Parte', Giorgio Bignozzi, page 128
 
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