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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2014, 05:44:59 am »
Hi C 460
From "aviation magazine

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2014, 11:44:41 am »
Hi C 460
From "aviation magazine
Thanks Toura!
Do you have all those Avimags?
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2014, 12:40:38 pm »
For readers that don't speak French, the subtitle says it all.

Courte histoire d'un "veau-marin"

"Veau" literally means calf (from which we get the English word veal) but when applied to a vehicle it means something gutless and without power, so "veau-marin" means "sea calf" and may be a pun on "sous-marin" or submarine.  It is also reminiscent of "vache de mer" or "sea cow" (manatee) also probably not the name you'd choose for a new flying boat.
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2014, 12:50:36 pm »
"Veau" literally means calf (from which we get the English word veal) but when applied to a vehicle it means something gutless and without power, so "veau-marin" means "sea calf" and may be a pun on "sous-marin" or submarine.  It is also reminiscent of "vache de mer" or "sea cow" (manatee) also probably not the name you'd choose for a new flying boat.


Absolutely, Matthew! And allow me to translate the header, which gives a little more background to this being a "sea calf"...


"In Europe during the 1920s, and especially in France, the commercial future of aviation seemed to be with flying boats. Ideas sprouted everywhere, and financiers followed it all very closely. The pathetic Saint-RaphaŽl competition of 1925 had hardly tempered even the wildest enthusiasm. Despite some big problems with motorisation, one kept building ever bigger and heavier machines, most often to the detriment of the most elementary aerodynamic features. The short history of the extremely rare RP.2 is a good example of this."

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2014, 03:28:30 pm »
Here is the 100-kilo tailless aircraft proposal by G.-C. Richard. I don't think this was actually built.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2014, 03:35:24 pm »
The Nicolas-Claude NC-111:

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2014, 08:13:44 am »
Hi,


here is the Salmson-Le Deville D4-S2 high-wing twin boom push-pull twin
engined light aircraft drawing from Ailes magazine;


http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k65546767/f11.image

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2014, 03:05:33 pm »
Hi,


the Marcel Herault was a little known French designer,he created one aircraft,it was
single seat parasol wing very light pusher monoplane,remained a project only.


http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k65558960/f13.image

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #69 on: February 03, 2014, 05:09:13 am »
Hi,


here is the Roussel-10,a side-by-side two seat high-wing tourist light monoplane.


http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6555914g/f16.image

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2014, 05:41:22 am »
Hi,


from Les Ailes journal,the designer Pierre Bazoin created two aircraft projects,the
first was tourist aircraft with inverse "M" shape,and the second was a six-engined
huge transatlantic flying boat in a weird configuration.


http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6560495x/f7.image

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #71 on: February 03, 2014, 09:58:08 am »
Hi Hesham
I don't know the ROUSSEL 10. THANKS
and always from some old "aviation magazine"
the Roussel 20 and 40

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #72 on: February 03, 2014, 10:11:59 am »
One could imagine that if times were kinder, the Roussel 40 might have been developed into a fine little turbo jet powered executive aeroplane. Shades of the SIPA Minijet, perhaps?

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2014, 07:20:05 am »
Thank you my dear Toura,


and here is the Jarrion two seat light aircraft,intended to light aircraft contest
of 1936,remained a project only.


http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6560504f/f9.image

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #74 on: February 04, 2014, 07:27:12 am »
Hi,


also the Filleul box-wing pusher light aircraft project;


http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k65605157/f9.image