BTZ annular wing missiles

Jemiba

Moderator
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
8,377
Reaction score
1,666
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
engine.

- 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

(From FlugWelt 11/1955)
 

Attachments

  • BTZ-420.GIF
    BTZ-420.GIF
    39.8 KB · Views: 128
  • BTZ-411.GIF
    BTZ-411.GIF
    52.9 KB · Views: 126
  • BTZ-412.GIF
    BTZ-412.GIF
    62 KB · Views: 117

Triton

Donald McKelvy
Senior Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2009
Messages
9,714
Reaction score
1,107
Website
deeptowild.blogspot.com
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

Source:
http://www.ufologie.net/aircraft/coleoptere.htm
 

Attachments

  • btz01.gif
    btz01.gif
    15.2 KB · Views: 105

RanulfC

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Mar 6, 2009
Messages
1,002
Reaction score
511
Anyone else notice that the "Roitelet" missile rocket version looks like it has a nuclear motor in there? :eek:)

Randy
 

Stargazer2006

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,220
Reaction score
891
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.
 

Grif

ACCESS: Confidential
Joined
Jan 19, 2008
Messages
52
Reaction score
2
This article on a model Coleocoptere might be of some interest:

http://www.jetex.org/models/plans/plans-misc/article-plan-coccinellida-am-5611.html

Grif
 

Similar threads

Top