Sud Quest So 6000 - Triton
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Sud Quest So 6000"Triton"

    Research aircraft
The So 6000 "Triton" in 1946

    Engine: 1x (German made) Junkers Jumo 004 turbojet
    Wing Span: 10 m
    Length: 10.5 m
    Weight: Loaded 4,551 kg
    Maximum Speed: 954 km/h
    Ceiling: 11,997 m
    Range: 563 km
    Crew: 2
    Armament: None
The So 6000 "Triton" as displayed today
After World War II, French aircraft industry recovering from the German occupation was behind the rest of the world in developing jetpowered aircraft, although Rateau had being working on jet turbines since 1939. How ever SNCASO had being working on a prototype aircraft called the So 6000"Triton", wind tunnel tests were done in 1944 and construction of the first prototype started in early 1945. It was hoped to use the Rateau SRA-1 axial-flow engine but this engine were far from being fully developed, so a

German made Junkers Jumo 004B-2 was used instead. On the 11/11/1946 the first French jet powered aircraft took to the air.

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