French SNCASCO 9000 ''Trident'' Jet Fighter

  • Cold War
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

An early French Fighter Interceptor, The SNCASCO 9000, or ‘’Trident’’ was originally conceived in the 1940s. World War II stopped future production (until picked up again in 1953). The “Trident’’ was a supersonic Fighter, designed to launch from ground assets. With the re-building of The French Military after World War II and Soviet/Communist threat in Europe, such Fighters were a requirement. Totally French designed and built around 1953 , The ‘’Trident’’ was piloted by a single person. It was 45-feet long with a wingspan of 27-feet. Powered by twin Turbomeca Marbore Turbojets, the rocket fueled jet engine produced over 2,000-pounds of thrust for each. Speed was rated at over 1,000-miles per hour (Mach 1.6). (3) Variants were produced with a total of (12) prototypes manufactured. The massive cost of each quickly halted further development (1957), with France deciding to purchase Foreign-made Fighters instead.