Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette


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Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette

This aircraft was designed to fulfil a number of roles, including commuter and executive transport (6-14 passengers), air taxi, ambulance, freighter and training. It can be equipped for radio aids calibration or aerial photography. The prototype (designated SN 600) flew for the first time on 16 July 1970 and completed more than 270 flying hours before being lost in a crash in 1971. It was powered by two Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada JT15D-1 turbofan engines, each rated at 9.81kN. The first SN 601 production type aircraft was completed in 1972 and deliveries began in September 1974. By mid-1978 a total of 36 Corvettes had been sold or leased. Production was terminated after the fortieth aircraft.

Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette

 ENGINE2 x SNEC./Turb. M49 "Larzac", 13.2kN
  Take-off weight6100 kg13448 lb
  Empty weight3492 kg7699 lb
  Wingspan12.8 m42 ft 0 in
  Length13.8 m45 ft 3 in
  Height4.2 m14 ft 9 in
  Wing area22.0 m2236.81 sq ft
  Max. speed870 km/h541 mph
  Cruise speed630 km/h391 mph
  Ceiling12200 m40050 ft
  Range w/max.fuel2350 km1460 miles
  Range w/max payload1600 km994 miles

Myers, e-mail, 26.04.2010 17:31

Was a fun airplane to fly. Loved the ground but once in the air flew just fine. Anyone know how many still flying.


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