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SNCASO SO.7060 Deauville

SO.7060 Deauville
The sole SO.7060 Deauville being started up at St Cyr l'Ecole airfield near Paris in May 1957
Role light civil aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer SNCASO
First flight 22 March 1948
Introduction 1948
Retired c1970
Status no longer extant
Number built 2 (1x S.O.7055 + 1x S.O.7060)
Developed from SNCASO SO.7055 Deauville

The SNCASO SO.7060 Deauville was a single-engine light French civil utility aircraft of the 1940s.

Development

SNCASO had built the earlier SO.7055 Deauville which was powered by 56 kW (75 hp) Mathis 4GO or Minié 4Dc-32 engines at various times. In 1948 the design was adapted with the addition of a Walter Minor 4-III engine of 105 h.p. and a third seat was added behind the two front side-by-side seats to produce the S.O.7060 Deauville.

The aircraft was of all-metal construction with low/mid set wings and a fixed tailwheel undercarriage. The canopy was entirely transparent and slid back to permit the access of pilot and passengers. Dual controls were provided.[1]

Operational history

The sole SO.7060 F-BDVZ was flown by its makers for several years and then by an aero club based at St-Cyr-l'Ecole airfield to the west of Paris during the later 1950s and through the 1960s. The aircraft was included in the French civil aircraft register in May 1967, [2] but was no longer registered in 1973 and it has not survived in preservation.

Variants

S.O.7055 Deauville
The sole prototype two-seater powered by 56 kW (75 hp) Mathis 4GO or Minié 4Dc-32 engines at various times. First flown on 1 July 1947.
S.O.7060 Deauville
Essentially identical with the S.O.7055 but with a third seat behind the side by side front seats and powered by a 78 kW (105 hp) Walter Minor 4-III. First flown on 22 March 1948.

Specifications

Data from Green, 1956, p. 176

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1/2
  • Capacity: 1/2 passengers
  • Length: 21 ft 10 in ( m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in ( m)
  • Height: 7 ft 11 in ( m)
  • Wing area: 161.4 ft2 ( m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,140 lb ( kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,760 lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter Minor 4-III, 105 hp ( kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 127 mph ( km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 105 mph ( km/h)
  • Range: 500 miles ( km)

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