The Sud Aviation Caravelle was a two-engine jet airliner built by french manufacturer Sud Aviation.
HistoryEditDevelopment of the Caravelle began in 1950 when SGACC[N 1], the department of the French government responsible for civil aviation, issued a tentative specification for a turbine powered medium airliner. SNCASE[N 2] responded by proposing the X-210 member of it's model 200 family. The X-210 was a streamlined design, with a trio of SNECMA Atar engines, each producing 6,000 lb st (27 kN), grouped in the rear fuselage. Shortly afterwards it was decided to utilise a pair of Rolls Royce Avons, each producing 9,000 lb st (41 kN).
- ↑ Secretariat Generale de l'Aviation Commerciale et Civile
- ↑ Societe Nationale de Construction Aeronautique Sud-Est
- ↑ World Aircraft Information Files Aviation Partwork. Midsummer Books Ltd. File547 Sheet 1 (World Civil Aircraft:Sud Caravelle - French pioneer jetliner)