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Italian "Mistel" concepts

archipeppe

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Dear Folks,

I've found out some interesting information about a lanucher glider project which roughly resembles German studies about the so-called "Mistel" combination (even if also Germans, Russians and English has conducted a lot of experimentations with parasite concepts during '30s).

The project was named "Startplano Bonomi-Silva" and it appeared in the Pubblication "Cronache di Guerra" ("War Chronicles") n. 36 of September 1940. It was designed by Vittorio Bonomi head of the Central Commission for Glide Fly of Regia Aeronautica.

The system was conceived essentially to avoid towing problems, linking rigidly the glider atop of the launcher aircraft. While the glider represented it is of an unidentified type the launcher it seems to have some resemblance of Nardi FN 305, even if it is clearly a different project.
 

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archipeppe said:
... designed by Vittorio Bonomi ...

Actually, design was by Camillo Silva.

In Et Silenter Deleo: Gli Aliantisti Militari Italiani Durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, author Gabriele Taddei notes about the Cronache di Guerra n° 36 piece that, though the Startplano Bonomi-Silva bit is flanked by an article entitled "Il Volo a Vela come mezzo di guerra",there is no hint given as to what the Startplano's warlike function would be.

Mind you, Taddei also wonders at how the 1936 "Pedaliante Bonomi-Bossi" could have any wartime use -- apparently unaware that the "aliante ciclistico" was simply an experiment in man-powered flight.
 

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Hi,

here is anther Italian Mistel aircraft Project,for Nardi FN.305 or N.315 carried by
Caproni Ca.309.
 

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Oh Ghibli!!
 

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