In the magazine "Science & Vie", Hors Série "Aviation 73", is presented the Bertin Variflux device, to have engine exhaust blowing the wing into lift. An American derivative is presented, designed (before 1974) by Bell according to the caption, but the shape reminds Vought projects, no ?
Contrary to Hesham's post, this is actually a translation of an article by Jean Bertin of Societe Bertin & Cie about his Cygne 10 and Cygne 14 designs. The Lockheed and Boeing designs are used in the article as illustrations of similar concepts.
Translation of "Une nouvelle aviation de tranport...
The Aerotrain was the brainchild of Bertin, a French engineer who also did some aviation-related work (search for the keywords "Bertin" and "Aladin" on this very forum).
Several dozen miles of the concrete structure meant for the Aerotrain's tracks still exist to this day. I used to look at it...
Jean Bertin (* September 5th, 1917 in Druyes-les-Belles-Fontaines, Département Yonne; † December 1975 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French Aviation Engineer. He studied at École polytechnique & at the École supérieure de l'aéronautique (SUPAERO). His name is famous with the hovercraft train...
Here's the Bertin ADAV design , no designation given by Cuny.
For the Nord designs, wait for hte July Le Fana issue ... ;)
Just as a clue (and because it's hopefully not used there)
and old drawing, please don't laugh ! :-\
Damm, I did type the words "Bertin" & "Aladin" into the search machine, before starting this new topic. Somehow I did't get any results. Over the weekend I will translate and sum up the Flug-Revue article from June 1971.
Jemiba, in that article the Breguet 940/941 is also mentioned.