SNECMA C.450-01 Coléoptère VTOL research prototype......

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is an article in French about the amazing SNECMA C.450-01 Coléoptère (Beetle) VTOL research prototype. The article describes the thrust/directional control systems necessary and preparations for the Coléoptère's first flight (which took place 6th May 1959)……

The article comes from the 2nd May 1959 issue of Les Ailes......

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fascinated find Caravellarella !

the article so far i can decipher
SNECMA used art bypass air injection in jetengine blast pipe
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toura said:
From aviation magazine
Which issue of Aviation Magazine please Toura; so I can find it myself......

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Very bad photos....
but...
the end of the coleoptere !
 

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HI Terry
sorry....1959 but the exact number..I don't know !!!!
EXCUSE ME
 

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toura said:
Very bad photos....
but...
the end of the coleoptere !
Dear Toura, fascinating! Here is a short piece in French announcing the crash of the amazing SNECMA C.450-01 Coléoptère VTOL research prototype. The pilot Auguste Morel was very lucky to survive, though I believe he was seriously injured during ejection......

The picture comes from the 1st August 1959 issue of Les Ailes......

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toura said:
HI Terry
sorry....1959 but the exact number..I don't know !!!!
EXCUSE ME
Please don't worry about it Toura ;D
 

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is a further article in French about the amazing SNECMA C.450-01 Coléoptère VTOL research prototype……

The article comes from the 9th May 1959 issue of Les Ailes......

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