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Stratodesigner

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I have been recently researching this compact little aircraft. The use of a nose inlet simplifies the design somewhat, especially for model makers.
One thing I like about this plane is the lower wing loading, weighing just 6000 kg loaded with a wing area of 29 sq metres vs the Mirages 34 sq metres and 10,000 kg or so loaded, which translates into lower landing speeds.

There is another Russian website with additional information and images: http://alternathistory.com/opytnyi-istrebitel-sncase-se212-durandal-frantsiya-chast-2/

As you know the text can be translated using Google Translate.

There is a flight simulator model of this aircraft here:

 
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This plane has been the subject of some excellent model kits:



 

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Another model site: this time with an invaluable comparison with the Mirage III with the two models side by side:


The Mirage looks larger and sleeker, faster and more capable.
 
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