The Caravelle 11 R was a French passenger/freight transport aircraft developed from the Sud SE 210 Caravelle 10 R version. The Caravelle 11 R was powered by two Pratt and Whitney JT8D-7 turbofan engines providing a top speed of 800 kmh and a range of 2300 km. Typically the Caravelle 11 R carried 12 first class passengers, 50 tourist class passengers plus freight. The Caravelle 11 R could be fitted as an all-passenger aircraft, with seating for 89 passengers or as an all freight carrying aircraft.
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The Sud SE 210 (Caravelle) was a French twin-jet medium-ranger airliner first flown in 1955. The SE 210 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of metal construction powered by two Rolls-Royce Avon RA.29 Mk 522 axial-flow turbojet engines providing a top speed of 734 kmh and a range of 2280 km with a full payload. The SE 210 carried a flight crew of two or three and up to 80 passengers. Later versions were produced with different engines, including the Caravelle III, the second production version, powered by two Rolls-Royce Avon RA.29 Mk 527 axial-flow turbojet engines, first flown in 1959. The Caravelle III had a top speed of 805 kmh and carried between 64 and 80 passengers, Caravelle III used by Air France carried 16 first class and 64 economy class passengers.
The Caravelle VI-N model was first flown in 1960 and was powered by two Avon RA.29 Mk 531 engines providing a top speed of 845 kmh. The Caravelle VI-N had accommodation for either 80 economy class passengers, or between 16 and 20 first class passengers plus between 55 and 60 economy class passengers.
In 1961 the Caravelle VI-R was produced. This model was fitted with two Avon 532R or Avon 533R turbojet engines providing a top speed of 845 kmh.
In 1965 a Caravelle 10 R model fitted with Pratt and Whitney JT8D-1 turbofans and a modified fuselage providing increased lower hold capacity was produced. The Caravelle 10 R had a top speed of 830 kmh.
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