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Hi,

Charles Fauvel (31 December 1904 - 10 September 1979) was a
French aircraft designer noted for his flying wing designs, and in
particular, his flying wing sailplanes. He became interested in
soaring after witnessing a competition at Vauville in 1925, and set
out to design a competition glider with minimal drag, settling on
the flying wing formula based on the work of Georges Abrial and
René Arnoux.

Aircraft list,

Av.1 was a single seat flying model glider patent,1929
Av.2 was a single seat flying wing motor glider or ultra-light airplane,powered by one 34 hp ABC Scorpion flat twin engine,
in pusher position ,1930
Av.3 was a single seat flying wing glider,1931
Av.4 ------?
Av.5 ------?
Av.6 ------?
Av.7 was a twin-hull three engined military seaplane flying wing Project,powered by three 135 hp De Havilland Gipsy III engines,1932
Av.8 ------?
Av.9 was a single hull (monocoque) military seaplane flying wing Project,developed
from Av.7,also powered by three engines,and had a guyed high wing,1932
Av.10 was a two-seat tailless tourer and light airplane,powered by one 75 hp
Pobjoy R 7-radial engine,1933/34
Av.101 (Av.10.1) was a developed version of Av.10,but powered by one 100 hp engine,1933/34
Av.11 was a twin engined mid flying wing bomber Project,1933/34
Av.12 was a single seat low flying wing fighter Project,powered by single tractor engine,1934/35
Av.13 was a twin engined mid flying wing combat and light bomber Project,1934/35
Av.14 was a larger version of Av.10,as a tourer and light aircraft Project,powered by one 60 hp Train 6-01 engine,1934/35
Av.141 (Av.14.1) was an improved version of Av.14,Project 1947
Av.15 was a single seat flying wing tourer airplane Project,powered by one 40 hp engine,1936
Av.16 was a twin engined flying wing transport airplane Project,powered by two 600 hp engines,1936
Av.17 was a single seat tailless glider,developed from Av.3,1936
Av.18 was a small single seat tailless airplane Project,1937
Av.19bis was a two-seat twin engined flying wing fighter Project,powered
by two engines,1936/37
Av.19ter was a twin hull two-seat flying wing fighter/combat airplane
Project,powered by two engines
Av.20 was a twin engined mid flying wing tourer airplane Project,1936/37
Av.21 ? maybe a flying wing glider Project of 1937,studied by Louis Felix,
mentioned in TU magazine as Av.12,but could be wrong,because the
date ?,need confirm
Av.22 was a two-seat flying wing glider project of 1937
Av.22 was a building version of Av.22 in 1945
Av.221 was a motor glider version of Av.22,powered by one 40 hp
Survol - De Coucy engine
Av.222 was a version for amateur construction from Av.221
Av.22-3 & Av.22-4 were a Projects from Av.221
Av.23 ? maybe a twin hull surveillance seaplane flying boat Project of 1937
Av.24 ? maybe a three-seat army co-operation Project,powered
by two 6 cylinder engines,1937
Av.25 ------?
Av.26 ------?
Av.27 ------?
Av.28 was a two-seater twin-engine fighter project with an off-center cockpit, equipped with two Gnôme & Rhône "Mars" engines of 630 hp or 800 hp, and armed in the center of its wing with two 20 mm cannons and three machine guns,1938
Av.29 was a twin engined flying wing Project of 1939
Av.29 I was a was also a two-seat fighter flying wing Project,powered by two 1000 hp HS 12Y 50/51 engines,1939
Av.29 II was a two-seat fighter flying wing Project,with 1200 hp P & W engines,developed from Av.29I,1939
Av.29M was a small twin engined flying wing tourism and light transport
Project,powered by two 140 hp Régnier 4F0 engines,1939
Av.29 C.2 was a two seat fighter flying wing,developed from Av.29 I & II,powered by two gnome-Rhone engines,1939
Av.30 was a studied in April 1940 another aircraft project with an off-center cockpit,it was a three-seater equipped with a hydraulically controlled central turret, carrying a powerful armament (four 23 mm guns, or two 25 mm guns and 13 and 7.5 mm machine guns). Powered by American Pratt and Whitney 1800 hp engines,1943
Av.31 was a giant transport aircraft project. With a wingspan of over 90 m, and a takeoff weight of 200 tonnes,powered by four pusher engines
Av.32 was a designed for use as a bomber.Charles Fauvel had envisaged the construction of a pilot scale model flying 1/3 of Av.31, which would have been propelled by 4 engines 6 cylinders "Béarn" of 250 hp,1943
Av.33 was a fighter equipped with two contra-rotating propellers at the rear of the fuselage, studied in 1943
Av.34 ------?
Av.35 was a flying wing Jet Fighter Project,1944/45
Av.36 was a single seat tailless glider
Av.361 was a refine version of Av.36
Av.37 was a single seat glider equipped with a "Piméné" jet engine and intended for aerological research
Av.38 ? was a 1/3 scale down of Av.31 ?
Av.39 ? maybe; Air cruiser: In 1940, a project for a turret air cruiser was imagined central armored. Twin engine in star. Pilot housed in the left fuselage, gunner in the central turret and third crew member in the spindle
right with additional movable downward armament,need confirm
Av.40 ? maybe an unsuccessfully presented a sketch of a tailless
aircraft Project, transport aircraft of 220 tonnes to carry 500 passengers
at 500 km/h over 1,600 km,1943
Av.41 ------?
Av.42 designed a passenger jet plane, the AV-42. This aircraft was designed to carry 5 passengers at 500 km / h, over a distance of 1000 to 3000 km. Three Turboméca "Palas" reactors supplied by two side air inlets and a belly were to equip the AV-42,Project 1952
Av.43 was a wing-type aircraft two-seater three-engine flying Turboméca
jet engine Palas, the AV-43 went into a blast with results promising. Its use was intended to employ three engines taking off, two cruising and one
upon landing,1953
Av.44 was a all-wood side by side two-seater or three-seater tailess monoplane
Av.45 was a single seat an unorthodox motor glider,powered by one
55 hp Hirth O-280R engine
Av.451 was a modified version of Av.45
Av.45R was a version,powered with a small microturbo jet engine
Av.45-2 was registred F-CCRY. It was manufactured by the SAN company (Société Aéronautique Normande)
Av.45-3 was a version,and registrated F-CRRG.
Av.46 was a two-seater motor glider project, derived from the AV.45
Av.47 was a single seat tailless glider Project,a special version of AV.22
Av.48 was a planned fibreglass version of Av.45,Project
Av.49 ------?
Av.50 Lutin was an unorthodox single seat light aircraft,later
became Av.61
Av.51 to Av.59 ------?
Av.60 was a single seat tailless tourism airplane,powered by one 40 hp
Volkswagen engine
Av.61 Lutin was an unorthodox single seat airplane,powered by one
40-67 hp Volkswagen engine




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Av.22 was a two-seat flying wing glider project of 1937
Av.22 was a building version of Av.22 in 1945
Av.221 was a motor glider version of Av.22,powered by one 40 hp
Survol - De Coucy engine
Av.222 was a version for amateur construction from Av.221
Av.223 & Av.224 were a Projects from Av.221
Dear Hesham
AFAIK no AV 223 and AV 224
Fauvel has studied his AV 22 in four steps:
- The first time in 1937 as you mentioned : Can be referenced as AV 22-1
- Second study in February 1946: AV 22-2
- Third study in November 1951: AV 22-3
- Last & final study in June 1953 : AV 22-4. This last one was finally selected and ordered.

2 prototypes built: AV 22 01 (F-WCDC, 1st flight 5.04.1956) and AV 22 02 (F-WCDD 1st flight 2.04.1957)
4 serie production ordered as AV-22S (S for Serie): n/s 1 F-CCGK; n/s 2 F-CCGL; n/s 3 F-GGGM then BGA2344, now flying in New Zealand, & n/s 4 F-CCGN.
n/s 1 & 2 have since been transformed in AV-22SA (A for Allongé=extented span)

One AV-221 prototype built by Fauvel (F-CRON) using the wings of AV-22S n/s 4 mated with a new 2-seat side by side fuselage.
Two AV-222 (AV-221 redesigned for amateur construction): SE-XSL built by Hans Martisson in Sweden and F-CRGC owned by Jean Claude Neglais. A third one under construction in Germany.

Note: The AV 221 supposed to be powered by the de Coucy "Pygmée" engine was the AV 221B (but as all the engines designed by Louis de Coucy for Charles Fauvel aircraft, il was never finished)...

Confirmation that the AV 21 was a single seat version of the AV 22-1, supposed to be built by Etabilssements Louis Felix at Marseille around 1937.
 
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Av.45 was a single seat an unorthodox motor glider,powered by one
55 hp Hirth O-280R engine
Av.451 was a modified version of Av.45
Av.45R was a version,powered with a small microturbo jet engine
Av.452 was registred F-CCRY. It was manufactured by the SAN company (Société Aéronautique Normande)
Av.453 was a version,and registrated F-CRRG.
Dear Hesham,
Same remark for AV-45: No AV-452 (as such) and no AV-453.
Total 5 examples of the AV-45 (2 prototypes and 3 amateur-built) were tested.
AV-45 n°01 ( F-WCAG) is built by Fauvel. First flight 4 mai 1960. Engine is a Nelson 59A 4 cylinders 2 stroke of 35HP, driving the propeller via a 0,8m shaft. Engine replaced in 1966 by a Nelson H63CP of 45 HP.
In summer 1967, the Nelson engine is replaced by a Microturbo "Éclair" 012-01 (150 tlbs) and is renamed AV-45R (R for "réacteur" - jet engine). 1st flight: June 22, 1967). Complete test program performed then jet-engine removed.
Equiped with a Rotax 503. Sold to Bernard Ponsot. Registered F-CRRY. In 1978, equiped with a engine Rockwell-Ilo of 32HP. Still flying?
AV-45 n°02 (F-WCHR) manufactured by the SAN. First flight 26 July 1962. Now at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace.
AV-45 n°3 (licence drawing n°3) (F-WCHS then F-WRRG) construction by Félicien Noin for Pavailler. 1st flight November 27, 1971. Registrated then as F-CRRG. Engine Nelson then Rotax 582. Still flying?
AV-45 n°? (licence drawing n°?) built in Japan by Bockelmann (eventually registrated JA?????). Solo engine. First amateur-built AV-45 to fly in March 1966 (or 1968). Moved to South Africa and registrated ZS-UEC in August 1968. Destroyed on June 3rd 1976 at Baragwanath. (It is photos -and information- of this particular aircraft I am looking for).
AV-45 n°13 (licence drawing n°13): Built as AV-451 by François and Roger Gross (Rotax engine) Registrated F-WRRM then F-CRRM). Still flying.
 
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Information on the AV-47, from a "Falconar Aircraft" brochure dated End 1958:

"Fauvel AV-47
A special version of the AV-22 is being designed for amateur construction. This machine may be offered in kit form. It will feature a steel tube fuselage with fabric covering, thought the use of fiberglass shell is under consideration, otherwise it will be identical to the AV-22."
 

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