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variable geometry Caravelle contender

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In Weggs Caravelle book an uninvited contender to the "moyen courrier" contest,
which saw the SE.210 as the winner, is mentioned, designed by Jacques Gérin.
It used the same principle as the first varivol prototype from the year 1936 and
would have had two wings and two ATAR engines.
I've attached the two photos (from
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Braas/4576.htm of the prototype
and
http://www.musee-aviation-angers.com/avions.php?sid=34) just to illustrate the
principle.
And now I would like to know, if someone have have an illustration of this airliner
design, which probably would have been quite strange.
 

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I don't know exactly for this Caravelle competitor, but Le Fana made an article on Guérin circa 2001. A museum had found one its prototypes (the Varivol) so they made a full article on guerin concepts. They were not very nice with the guy!!! Title of the article was "Varivol, l'utopie de l'aile a surface variable". It was full of daring concepts...
 

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