- 26 May 2006
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zeroc said:My contribution with one of my early work.
That annular engine intake reminds us of a similar Argentine proposal. The Argentine FMA IA 36 Condor concept had five (5) Rolls-Royce Nene, centrifugal-compressor, jet engines mounted aft of the wing, all fed by the huge annular intake, but exhausting through out a single pipe center-rear on the fuselage.
Remember that Argentina employed plenty of escaped Nazi engineers (e.g. Kurt Tank and the Horten Brothers) during the 1940s and 1950s.
The Condor never got off the drawing board due to Argentine politics and an lack of finances.