Specifications for the
Sud-Ouest SO 4050 Vautour
Focus Model: Sud-Ouest SO 4050 Vautour IIN
Country of Origin: France
Manufacturer: Sud-Ouest (Sud-Est) - France
Initial Year of Service: 1958
Production Total: 149
Length: 51.08 ft (15.57 m)
Width: 49.51 ft (15.09 m)
Height: 14.76ft (4.50 m)
Weight (Empty): 22,046 lb (10,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 44,092 lb (20,000 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x SNECMA Atar 101E-3 turbojet engines developing 7,716 lb of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 687 mph (1,105 kmh; 597 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,988 miles (3,200 km)
Service Ceiling: 49,213 ft (15,000 m; 9.3 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 11,800 feet-per-minute (3,597 m/min)
4 x 30mm cannons
240 x Unguided rockets
2 x air-to-air missiles OR bombs
Vautour - Base Series Designation
S.O.M. 1 – Un-powered Half-Scale Research Glider
S.O.M. 2 - Powered Half-Scale Research Glider; fitted with Rolls-Royce Derwent turbojet engine.
S.O. 4000 - Full Scale Prototype; fitted with 2 x Hispano-Suiza license-built Rolls-Royce-brand Nene turbojet engines.
S.O. 4050 - Series Designation; single (1 built) and dual (2 built) seat prototypes constructed - 3 total; fitted with 2 x SNECMA Atar 101B turbojet engines; third prototype fitted with Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire engines; 6 x pre-production aircraft.
S.O. 4050 Vautour II-A - 30 examples produced; fitted with 2 x SNECMA Atar 101E turbojet engines of 7,716lbs; single seat ground attack version.
S.O. 4050 Vautour IIB - 40 examples produced; two-seat bomber variant.
S.O. 4050 Vautour IIN - 70 examples produced; night-fighter variant with specialized equipment.
S.O. 4050 Vautour II1N - II-N models when fitted with slab-type tailplanes.