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Little-Known French Projects and Prototypes
« on: September 13, 2006, 09:07:57 am »
Hi,

some little known aircraft:
Delanne DL-190 sailplane.

[see this topic for all Delanne projects and prototypes — Mod.]
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,15821.0.html
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2006, 09:03:31 am »
Hi,

FBA-180 : single engined flying boat aircraft.
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006, 03:38:24 am »
Conservatoire de l'Air et de l'Espace d'Aquitaine
http://www.caea.info/en/plan.php

Profanity: weaker mind trying to speak forcefully

Political correctness: just bury your head in the sand for the sake of appeasement and "peace for our time"
- https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serge_Dassault#Affaires_

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 12:56:25 am »
for all those interested I can as well advertise my own work :

http://modelarchives.free.fr/Bestiaire/index.html this page covers many weird French designs around the two world wars and all the texts are bilingual French / English

example :


Dorand's VTOL mailplane (thirties)

Fauvel AV31 transport plane (1943)

Lecheres patent for a VTOL flying wing (1943-44)

Chappedelaine Gyroptère : a "spinner" type machine of the late twenties

JCC

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2006, 11:51:46 am »
Hi,

Levy :triplane patrol flying boat of 1922.

Levy-Biche LB-4: single engined reconnaissance seaplane. [see here]
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2006, 07:29:17 am »
Hallo dears,

some little known aircraft:


Bloch MB.170 single engined single seat racer aircraft (not related to MB.170 twin engined reconnaissance aircraft).

Mureaux ANF-150 racer aircraft.

Bechereau (SRAP) T-7: single engined sesquiplane as transport biplane.
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 04:30:42 am »
Hi,

The little known Lucien Chauviere Gyroptere of 1927,which powered by one
230 hp Renault engine.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 06:45:39 am »
Regarding to the Chauviere Gyroptere, the first look may be
misleading. It's not an autogiro, but a true compound helicopter.
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2007, 10:38:49 am »
Thank you my dear Jemiba,

The W. Margoulis was designed in 1922 tilt-propeller triplane,and powered
 by two 320 hp ABC Dragonfly engines,mounted between the top two wings
and remained a project.
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 09:21:39 am »
Sorry, there is not a single word of text about it. And the data do not mention weapons nor use. Only mysterious word that may have a meaning: "Laboratory Type" but that may mean simply "experimental", otherwise the use may be transporting measure apparatus for something scientific.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 02:21:32 pm »
Sorry, there is not a single word of text about it. And the data do not mention weapons nor use. Only mysterious word that may have a meaning: "Laboratory Type" but that may mean simply "experimental", otherwise the use may be transporting measure apparatus for something scientific.

Probably an old French equivalent to "test-bed"...

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 07:01:34 am »
This thread is really interesting : french projects of wwii was really obscure like title of this thread !  :)
Until now naturally : with internet !  :D
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2011, 09:13:11 am »
In the Trait d’Union #138, this is a mystery.
After the very classical Kellner-Bechereau E60 trainer (1st flight March 1940) is another 3-view drawing of twin-pusher with a weird wing. Nothing in the text there explains what this is. The only explanation I found could be a text 3 pages before in the introduction: "Béchereau designed a glider with a weird shape, a double crescent wing for a fighter project. From this glider project, Béchereau designed a motor-glider with two 7hp engines and the first drawer wing". The date seems between 1932 and 1936.

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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2011, 07:03:19 am »
In the Trait d'Union #194 (Nov-Dec 2000): "in 1932, Paul Dutou designed a twin-boom pusher with Maurice Arnoux. Monoplane with low wing and a Salmson 9 cylinders 60hp. Not built."
EDIT: In the Trait d'Union #224 (Nov-Dec 2005) is this addition: "this twin-boomer was named D.T.G (unknown meaning), tested at wind-tunnel, removable wings. Length 7;5m Total weight 525kg empty 280kg speed range 75-185km/h"
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Re: Little-known French projects and prototypes
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2011, 07:20:02 am »
In the Trait d'Union #208 (Mar-Apr 2003): "in 1934, someone named Goudant designed a flying boat with variable area wing. Two half wings (of 6.25m x 2m) disappear inside the the thick wing. 4 engines, speed near 300km/h, not built."