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What if Coanda had helped Caproni on the Stipa and Caproni Campini

maxmwill

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In 1910, Henri Coanda flew the first reaction powered aircraft with his ducted fan powered biplane. Yes, it crashed shortly after takeoff, but it flew, proving to the world at large it can be done.
Could the concept have been developed to render the Stipa, a cartoonishly ridiculous little test craft, looking like Dr. Seuss had a hand in its design, become a tad more fierce? Then there is the Caproni-Campini(a Coanda designed afterburner, perhaps? An external afterburner). The NN1 too was a proof of concept aircraft.
 

Deltafan

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I think that this topic would be better in the forum part of Alternative history and future speculation.

But yes, if Coanda had continued its work on its engine, the history of aircraft could have been very different. It's a good basis for a what if universe.
 
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