Sud-Ouest / SNCASO S.O.4050 Vautour

Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Sud-Ouest / SNCASO SO-4050 Vautour IIN © Tomislav Muic
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The Sud-Ouest S.O.4050 Vautour is a twin-engined single-seat jet fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the French manufacturer SNCASO (Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest, short: Sud-Ouest). The Vautour was used by the French Air Force Armée de l'Air and by the Israeli Air Force.
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelSNECMA Atar 101E-3
Engine Power (each)34,3 kN7700 lbf
Speed1106 km/h597 kts
  687 mph
Service Ceiling15.240 m50.000 ft
Range3.000 km1.620 NM
1.864 mi.
Empty Weight10.000 kg22.046 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight20.000 kg44.092 lbs
Wing Span15,09 m49 ft 6 in
Wing Area45,0 m²484 ft²
Length15,57 m51 ft 1 in
Height4,50 m14 ft 9 in
First Flight16.10.1952
Production Statusout of production
Total Production150
Data for (Version)SNCASO S.O.4050 Vautour II-A