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Offline Jemiba

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BTZ annular wing missiles
« on: June 07, 2008, 05:31:37 am »
Helmut Zborowski, founder of the BTZ design bureau, tried to use the
ting-wing formula for missile, too.
- The BTZ 420 Naine Bébé would have been an anti-tank weapon with a
  range of about 1.3 km, considerable more,  than other contemporary
  weapons and with better accurace, due to the continous burning rocket

- The BTZ 411 Lutin, a command guided infantry weapon, intended to replace
  light guns, with a range 5 km and a warhead of 4 kg.

- The BTZ 412 Ogre for air-to-ground or ground-to-ground use, using TV command guidance
  and with a range of about 80 km

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Re: BTZ annular wing missiles
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 08:49:16 am »
Bureau Technique Zborovski (BTZ) studied missile concepts with annular wings.  Bureau Technique Zborovski was located in Brunoy, France.

From left to right below:

"Charançon" missile
"Roitelet" missile in its ducted fan version
"Roitelet" missile in its rocket version
"L'Avion courrier", the mail plane, a guided missile to deliver mail
A long range missile

« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 10:12:13 am by Triton »

Offline RanulfC

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Re: BTZ annular wing missiles
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 05:46:02 am »
Anyone else notice that the "Roitelet" missile rocket version looks like it has a nuclear motor in there? :o)


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Re: BTZ annular wing missiles
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 05:59:19 am »
These are French names, probably translated from the Russian for a French publication (I would guess Aviation Magazine).
On a side note, and although the illustration is most certainly genuine, I would take any info coming from this site with the highest reserve. A simple look at the site's menu will tell you why...

EDIT: sorry, I didn't realize that BTZ was actually a French-based design bureau.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 06:18:22 am by Stargazer2006 »

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Re: BTZ annular wing missiles
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 10:06:13 am »
This article on a model Coleocoptere might be of some interest: