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Offline ivran

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #90 on: September 11, 2017, 09:00:44 am »
Today is glory day, book are delivered and now is reading time
Book is goldmine
Thanks  JCC

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #91 on: September 13, 2017, 11:20:41 am »
If you want ugly things look at the chapter fourteen with Gaston Chevrollier's flyiable ground-vehicles, the MS850 "flying jeep" and the Nord Norapter (the result of the un-natural mating of a Marmon-Herrington truck and a Hawker P1127 engine !
Ouch!!  That hurts just imagining it!

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #92 on: September 14, 2017, 10:09:49 am »
Hi folks,
my book arrived today.  :)
Looking forward to read it during the upcoming weekend. B) It's anyway 'Schietwetter' outside.  ;)
Many thanks for your work, Jean-Christophe!   :D
A review will follow in the next few weeks.
Slán,
fightingirish

Slán ist an Irish Gaelic word for Goodbye.  :)

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #93 on: October 06, 2017, 02:20:40 pm »
I (slowly) started reading the three first chapters. It's very interesting.

I have been waiting for the first drawing of the page 54 (Four engines Mirage IV) for a very, very long time.



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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #94 on: October 07, 2017, 03:02:34 pm »
For some reason my order is hitting delay after delay. My previous delivery date was "by October 5" but it was not even shipped then. I have reordered and it is supposed to arrive at the end of the month! >:(

All very frustrating since this is one of the books I have been looking forward to the most! :-\

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #95 on: October 08, 2017, 07:05:08 pm »
My copy, ordered from Amazon-US arrived today.  A truly fascinating read that I shall be devouring.

I will say the Nord Norapter looks as "unique" as the description above makes it sound.

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #96 on: October 11, 2017, 03:53:34 pm »
Done !

Well, a good synthesis of a lot articles and books about the subjects. And a lot of news too !

My preference goes to the chapters three (the quest for the supersonic Bomber) and four (the Minerve programme). There is, in particular, a lot of unknown (at least for me) Dassault and other projects in these chapters.

I hope a French Secret Projects number three !
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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #97 on: October 13, 2017, 12:49:54 pm »
I just got my copy and it is another wonderful book in the series.  The projects illustrated truly go from the sublime to the ridiculous!

And I like the fact that it includes helicopters and balloons.

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #98 on: October 14, 2017, 01:54:24 am »
Balloons ??? there are flying jeeps, boats, armored cars, infantrymen and whatever but no balloon in my book !!

JCC

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #99 on: October 16, 2017, 05:13:38 pm »
My copy arrived today and it is in all ways a masterpiece of new information!

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #100 on: October 16, 2017, 07:29:04 pm »
Balloons ??? there are flying jeeps, boats, armored cars, infantrymen and whatever but no balloon in my book !!

JCC
Sorry about that, JC.  I was looking at two books that arrived at about the same time and I got my signals crossed.  No balloons, but a lot of other wild and crazy stuff, like flying cars, flying boats, even flying saucers!  (The Germans obviously didn't have a monopoly on that sort of thinking.)

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2017, 07:19:52 am »
Was there very much information about the SO.71 and Nord 1800 bombers that didn't make it into the book? I'm very curious about them.

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #102 on: October 23, 2017, 10:39:21 am »
If I remember well for those two projects, I had not much more than the Cuny books to work from. And as they were basically pre-war subjects, I thought I would try to dig more stuff when (if) doing the French secret projects "1930-1940" book.

JCC

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Re: French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft
« Reply #103 on: October 23, 2017, 12:06:44 pm »
They were both developed for the 1944 B6/R6 specification and the Nord 1800 was probably one of the only French projects for a heavy jet bomber. As you say, there probably just wasn't much that survived about them.