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SNCASO (Sud-Ouest Aviation) projects

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A missile only was the normal armament of mixed-production point defense interceptors then.
The Dever (Décollage Vertical, ie VTO) is basically an evolution of the Trident, which also had a single missile.


In France there is a rumor that it was the Israelis who insisted that their Mirage III got cannons, because they couldn't afford such expensive ammunition as the Matra missiles.


BTW, astute observers may notice why the the Dever concept was not successful : there is no system for landing...
 

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In France there is a rumor that it was the Israelis who insisted that their Mirage III got cannons, because they couldn't afford such expensive ammunition as the Matra missiles.
Very interesting thanks dan_inbox

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dan_inbox said:
BTW, astute observers may notice why the the Dever concept was not successful : there is no system for landing...
Not just that. I guess you couldn't just launch those babies from any regular tarmac, or you'd have to replace your airstrips every time!!

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Very Dan Dare, there (pardon the pun!).
You are thorougly pardoned (at least by me). I'm a sucker for good puns... and even lame ones!
 

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From Le Fana 142,

here is the early drawings to SNCASO SO.4000.
 

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Nice find my dear Toura.
 

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very strange,

in Ailes 10/1948,an article about SNCASO SO.6004,and I don't know if they meant the
SNACSO SO.6000-04 or what ?.
 

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I suspect this text relates to the two famous photos attached below.
Panhard showed off their Dynavia car along a proto of the SNCASO SO-6000 Triton for a publicity stunt.
Where does the 6.004 come from? Maybe it's the 4th proto of the Triton?
Maybe the usual, erm, variable level of care and understanding from a journo?
 

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My dear Dan,

we must don't forget that,there was an interceptor Project version of Triton.
 

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From Ailes 6/1949,

here is a 3-view to SNACSO SO.6020 early draft,and also from "Les Avions De Combat Francais
1944-1960" volume II.
 

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Also from Ailes 7/1949.
 

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From Ailes 9/1950,

a strange Info about SNCASO SO-6008,I am confuse ?.
 

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This "SO-6008 bis" is probably a study on an aerodynamic profile for an improvement for a plane (maybe the SO-6000) or a project (maybe the SO-6005).
 

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hesham said:
very strange,

in Ailes 10/1948,an article about SNCASO SO.6004,and I don't know if they meant the
SNACSO SO.6000-04 or what ?.
Yes, it's the 6000-04 (first flight 19.03.1948), as the article (from 10.1948) says that it shows a photo of a plane on an airfield.
 

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Thank you my dear Deltafan,

but we must don't forget the Interceptor which developed from SO.6000,and we don't
know what the designation number was taken for it.
 

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Yes, this "6008 bis" is maybe this project of an Interceptor. But without other information we can only speculate (The second 6005 project [the first was a training version of the 6000] was a "straight wing" version of the "Espadon" [SO-6020] with "swept wing", and had not to do with the "Triton" [6000]).

But if you have a photo with the article about the "6004", this photo shows the 6000-04. There was no known 6004 on an airfield in France (or elsewhere) at this time (and never before or after).
 

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From AFM magazine,

here is the SNCASO SO.1340 & SO.1350 drawings.
From Ailes 31/10/1953,

the first time to hear about SNCASO SO.1330 Convertiplane Project ?;

After experimentation, this device proved to be excellent to the point that the future "convertible"
SO-1330 will have, in addition to its two turboprop engines used for horizontal flight (we think of the
T.B.-1000 with nostalgia), a rotor driven in the same way as that of "Djinn".
 

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