Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle

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SE 210 Caravelle
Type 2 jet airliner
Author(s) Emmanuel Baranger
FDM Unknown
Status Released

The Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle was a twin turbojet airliner of the late 20th century. It debuted with FlightGear 1.9.0 in December 2008. The Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle was the world's first short/medium-range jet airliner, produced by the French Sud Aviation firm. Its maiden flight happened in 1955 when the company was known as SNCASE. The Caravelle was one of the most successful European first-generation jetliners, selling throughout Europe and even penetrating the United States market, with an order for 20 from United Airlines. The Caravelle established the aft-mounted engine, clean-wing design that has since been used on a wide variety of aircraft.There is a Caravelle on display at Aviodrome, a large aviation museum at Lelystad Airport in the Netherlands.

Real-life Specifications (Caravelle III)

General characteristics

Crew: 3
Capacity: 80
Payload: 8.4 t (9.3 short tons)
Length: 31.01 m (101.7 ft)
Wingspan: 34.3 m (112 ft 6 in)
Height: 8.72 m (28.61 ft)
Wing area: 146.7 m² (1,579 sq ft)
Airfoil: Swept wing at 1/4 of the chord line: 20°
Empty weight: 22.2 t (24.5 sT)
Max. takeoff weight: 46 t (50.7 sT)
Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.527 turbojet, 50.7 kN (11,400 lbf) each


Maximum speed: 805 km/h (500 mph/435 knots)
Range: 1,700 km (920 nmi/1,060 mi)
Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,370 ft)