- 26 May 2006
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The Fiat G-222 with eight lift engines.
archipeppe said:This project seems to have some point of contacts with the original draft for the Aeritalia (now Alenia Aeronautica) G 222 "Cervino", eventually evoluted into G222 first and C27 then.
The original G222 project foresee a VTOL cargo aircraft with two turboprops, squared fuselage section and vertical jet pods designed to provide logistic support to FIAT G95 V/STOL supersonic fighters.
When the G95 family vanished, the G222 lose its VTOL capability remaining a pure STOL cargo.
Jemiba said:Three stages in the design of the G.222, from te initial design in 1963 (called "Cervino" (Deer)),
to the design from 1965 with eight R.B.162 lift engines.
Skybolt said:Here. From Gabrielli's patents. First is the twin-boom version, second is the internal arrangement of the tractor prop and the lift engines.