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Details of French Dinky 60B S.N.C.A.S.O. Vautour Bomber

French Dinky 60B
 John Morris
French Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 John Morris
French Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 Alan Lee
French Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 Alan Lee
French Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 Chris R
French Dinky 60B
Dinky 60B
 Cameron Bailey
Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 Chris R
French Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 Chris R
French Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 John Morris
French Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 John Morris
French Dinky 60B
French Dinky 60B
 John Morris
French Dinky 60B

The French Dinky S.N.C.A.S.O. Vautour Bomber. In 1957, the French Dinky catalogue announced the introduction of its new aviation series, 60A-E, with the “Vautour” (Vulture) designated model 60B. Strangely, the Meccano magazine identified the model as both the third and fourth in the series. The 1/190th scale of the ‘Vulture’ resulted in a length of 92mm and a wingspan of 80mm. In the silver-grey livery of the French Air Force, the model cost 235 old francs, about 4/8. In 1959, French Dinky renumbered the ‘Vulture’, 801, and updated identification of the manufacturer as, Sud-Aviation. The model was withdrawn in 1964.

Modelled on the Sud-Aviation 4050 B, they produced three variants of the ‘Vulture’ for the French Air Force; an all- weather fighter (N), a tactical support fighter (A) and the bomber (B). The French Air Force also envisaged a photo-reconnaissance version. The 15m length of the aircraft matched its 15m wingspan producing a weight of 15 tonnes, rising to 20.7 when armed. The SNECMA, twin, jet engines produced 3,500 kg of thrust and with the aircraft’s swept back wings enabled it to attain a take-off speed of 60m/s over a distance of 800m and super-sonic speeds around Mach 0.9 or 1100 km/h. The rate of climb enabled a ceiling height of 13,000m to be reached. On a servo-assisted, hydraulically retractable undercarriage, four sets of landing wheels could be raised and lowered by the pilot. Equipped with CSF radar and 4 canons, the aircraft could also be adapted to carry up to 300 rockets. The original price was 235 old fr . It was available in silver finish at 1:90 scale. Released as French Dinky 60B in 1957 withdrawn as French Dinky 60B in 1964.

Origin:

Made in England

Packaging:

cardboard box

Vehicle make:

S.N.C.A.S.O.

Vehicle model:

Vautour

Vehicle type:

aircraft, Bomber, jet

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Contributors

Thank you to the following contributors of images and or information for this page.

  • Thanks to Alan Lee
  • Thanks to Cameron Bailey
  • Thanks to Chris R
  • Thanks to John Morris