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BTZ annular wing missiles

Jemiba

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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)
 

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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
 

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Anyone else notice that the "Roitelet" missile rocket version looks like it has a nuclear motor in there? :eek:)

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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.
 

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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
 

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