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Societe Nationale de Constructions Aeronautiques Du Sud Est SE 2410 Grognard


Designed as a single-seat ground-attack aircraft, the Sud-Est SE.2410 Grognard (Grumbler - a nickname for a soldier of Napoleon's Old Guard) prototype flew for the first time on 30 April 1950. Powered by two 2197kg thrust Hispano-Suiza Nene 101 turbojets mounted one above the other in the fuselage and aspirated via a dorsal inlet, the Grognard I flew as a single-seater with wings swept at 47 degrees.

A second prototype, the SE.2415 Grognard II, flew in February 1945. Both designs suffered from flutter-induced problems. The definitive production version would have been the SE.2418, which was to have been powered by Rolls-Royce Tay turbojets, but the SO Vautour was selected to meet the Armee de l'Air's ground-attack requirement instead.

SE.2410 Grognard
Engine: 2 x 2197kg Hispano-Suiza Nene 101 turbojets
Max take-off weight: 14481 kg / 31925 lb
Wingspan: 13.57 m / 45 ft 6 in
Length: 15.40 m / 51 ft 6 in
Max. speed: 1038 km/h / 645 mph
Ceiling: 11590 m / 38050 ft
Range: 853 km / 530 miles
Armament: 2 x 30mm cannon, bombs and rockets
Crew: 1

Sud-Est S.E.2410 Grognard



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