Leduc 022

Discussion in 'Dream Kits & Wish Lists' started by eatcrow2, May 11, 2007.

  1. eatcrow2

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    This would make an interesting model...
  2. Billy Leliveld

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    TRES Cool!
    Cheers, Billy
  3. cjd

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    Whoa! did'nt know planes had steroids as well.
    it would make a very interesting model

    Chris
  4. rmks2000

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    I've been slowly getting data on this one. I thought it might be a good first design.
  5. paperbeam

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    French Ramjet

    An interesting sideline in the post-war experimental aircraft years.

    Have to give them credit for trying, but they never quite got it nailed.:roll:

    Looks like a science fiction model from a B movie of the era, doesn't it?

    Terry
  6. Lex

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    What the... anyong tell me what is this thing...
  7. rmks2000

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    Nezard,

    This craft was part of an evolutionary series of experimental aircraft (leduc 010, 021) trying to utilize the ramjet for propulsion. Note the glass cokpit in the nose.
  8. Rick Thomson

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    Another one from my own design wish list. It looks "simple" to design, until you get to the cockpit, that is.

    Scott K.
  10. cdcoyle

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    Is it my imagination, or does the guy exiting the cockpit look happy to just be alive? :roll:
  11. Rick Thomson

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    Could well be. It doesn't look like there is an ejection seat in it, and I wonder how you would open that canopy inflight? Not to mention that you would get sucked right into that intake.

    And some say the French have no élan...
  12. charliec

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    The whole cockpit section was designed as an escape capsule - similar to F-111, XB-70.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  13. Rick Thomson

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    As Inspector Cluesou would say, "Fiendishly clever..."
  14. Maurice

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    You don't really think it would be any good as a paper model do you ?
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    When are you going to finish it Maurice ? Fast work there

    regards
  16. charliec

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    The Leduc certainly is a SciFi looking plane - pity it didn't perform to specification - it never did exceed Mach 1. The Nord Griffon (another ramjet plane) went to over Mach 2.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  17. Maurice

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    Here's the complete development of surfaces with intersections but no surface detail or internal structure yet. Don't anyone hold their breath waiting for more, very undignified way to go.
    The max diam of the cockpit glazing was about a metre, that of the stovepipe about 2m.