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Aérospatiale Corvette

The Corvette is a small business jet, that could be mistaken for a Falcon 10 or a Falcon 20. In particular the tail of these aircraft types is very similar. However, the cockpit windows are different, somewhat like those on the Gulfstream G-III, G-IV and so on. Finally tip tanks are fitted to most Corvettes, but not present on the Falcon 10/20.

SN600

Aérospatiale first built a prototype, designated SN600. Only one was built, which was lost during the test programme.

SN600

SN601

Following the crash of the SN600 prototype Aérospatiale further developed the aircraft into the SN601. Compared to the SN600 it has a fuselage that is about a metre longer.

SN601

Confusion possible with

Dassault Falcon 10

falcon 10

Compared to the Corvette the Falcon 10 has fewer cabin windows, six cockpit windows (instead of four), no tip tanks and no air intake in the dorsal fin.

Dassault Falcon 20

falcon 20e

Like the Falcon 10 the Falcon 20 lacks the tip tanks that are typical for the Corvette. Moreover, the Falcon 20 has six cockpit windows and two wheels on all landing gears.