SNECMA C400 P2: Form follows Function….roughly

SNECMA C400 P2: Form follows Function....roughly

One of those 1950’s vertical takeoff & landing (VTOL) “tailsitters” attempts, the C400 P2 was a crude piloted test bed for the more sophisticated C405 Coléoptère.  A literal Atar 101DV flying engine with a pilot on top. Despite its frightening looks it flew quite well, but that’s relatively easy if you couldn’t translate to forward flight…

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