Fouga CM.10 / CM.100

 

1st Flight 1947

The Fouga CM.10 was an assault glider designed for the French Army shortly after World War II, capable of carrying 35 troops, later converted as the powered transport CM.100.

Variants

CM.10

The original assault glider design, two prototypes built; CM.10-01, first flight 7 June 1947 at Mont de Marsan, crashed on 5 may 1948 whilst on trials at CEV Brétigny.

CM.10-02 was first flown in late 1948.

Production orders for 100 were cancelled after five gliders were built.

CM.100

Two CM.10 production gliders powered by two SNECMA 12S-02 engines in nacelles on each wing.

Specifications

Crew: two pilots

Capacity: 15 passengers / 2,033 kg (4,482 lb) freight

CM.10 – 35 troops (1 x crew) / 3,500 kg (7,716 lb) freight

Length: 17.9 m (58 ft 9 in)

Wingspan: 26.7 m (87 ft 7 in)

Wing area: 71.9 m2 (774 sq ft)

Empty weight: 2,833 kg (6,246 lb)

Gross weight: 6,420 kg (14,154 lb)

Cargo hold capacity: 32 m3 (1,130 cu ft)

Powerplant: 2 × SNECMA 12S-02 inverted V-12 air-cooled piston engines, 433 kW (581 hp) each

Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 280 km/h (170 mph, 150 kn)

Cruise speed: 246 km/h (153 mph, 133 kn) at 1,500 m (4,921 ft)

Range: 1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi) with 14 passengers and 182 kg (401 lb) baggage.

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