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Baroudeur
SNCASE Baroudeur in flight
Role Lightweight fighter
National origin France
Manufacturer SNCASE
Designer W. J. Jakimiuk
First flight 1953
Number built 5

The SNCASE S.E.5000 Baroudeur was a French single-engined lightweight fighter designed by SNCASE (Sud-Est) for the NATO "Light Weight Strike Fighter" competition. An unusual design without a conventional landing gear, it used a wheeled trolley for take-off and three retractable skids to land. The Baroudeur did not enter production.

Design and development[]

The Baroudeur was a lightweight fighter, designed to operate from grass airfields. It used a wheeled trolley that could be used for take off from grass, and three retractable skids, the third at the tail for landing and for take off from snow or ice-covered surfaces. The three-wheeled trolley had provision to use rockets (two or four according to terrain plus two back-up) if needed to assist. Apart from the landing gear the aircraft was a conventional shoulder-wing monoplane with a 38 degree swept wing and tail surfaces and powered by a SNECMA Atar 101C turbojet with wing-root intakes. The first of two prototypes flew on the 1 August 1953. Three pre-production aircraft designated the S.E.5003 were also built with Atar 101D turbojet engines but the type was not ordered into production.

Variants[]

SNCASE Baroudeur at Paris Air Show, 19 June 1999.

S.E.5000 Badoudeur
Prototype powered by a SNECMA Atar 101C turbojet, two built.
S.E.5003 Baroudeur
Pre-production aircraft powered by a SNECMA Atar 101D turbojet, three built.

Specifications (S.E.5003)[]

Data from[citation needed]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 (pilot)
  • Length: 13.49 m (44 ft 3 in) [1]
  • Wingspan: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 3.04 m (10 ft 0 in) on skids[1]
  • Gross weight: 6,920 kg (15,256 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × SNECMA Atar 101D turbojet, 29.4 kN (6,600 lbf) thrust

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 1,140 km/h (708 mph; 616 kn)

See also[]

References[]

Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bridgman, Leonard (1956). Jane's All the World's Aircraft. London: Jane's All the World's Publishing Co. Ltd. 
Bibliography
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

External links[]

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