Kellner-Béchereau 28VD: Pas de grandes phrases… Quel Dommage!!

The 28VD was a racing aircraft designed by the great Louis Béchereau to take part in the classic 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe. The result, as we can observe, was a truly thing of beauty gorgeously streamlined with a short low aspect ratio wing and retractable undercarriage. Pretty inside too: the contest specified the use of engines of less than 8 litres so Béchereau chose a little 7.95 V-12 jewel from the Delage company. That engine and its troublesome propeller were the cause of the 28VD demise while the aircraft was preparing for the race. The 28VD was severely damaged in a crash, gladly with no lost of life, and that meant the end of its story.

Wing skin radiators included. What’s not to like?

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