Dear JimK, at a glance I can see that L'Avion Messier was a purpose built test-bed aircraft to evaluate "un train rentrant monotrace" (a retractable bicycle undercarriage) and to evaluate "un voilure effilé" (a highly tapered wing) to reduce drag and improve streamlining......JimK said:A most interesting looking airplane. As my French-reading skills are non-existant, could you tell me if it was intended to be more than an experiment with a bicycle-type landing gear? With a flush cockpit and a high-aspect-ratio wing, was it intended as a air racer? The Hispano Suiza engine appears to be an upright, inline six cylinder, but with a unusually tall installation when compared with contemporary Ranger-powered aircraft. Perhaps this is due to the mounting of the coolant radiator directly beneath it.
Jemiba said:- A twin engined twin boom design, either with single track landing gear, or a more conventional
twin float layout (_06/_07)
hesham said:Wow,great find my dear Jemiba,
and may be this fighter submitted to 1936 lightweight fighter competition.