Tag: The Coléoptère

The super-plane without wings that never was (science video).

December 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
The super-plane without wings that never was (science video).

Somewhere, there’s an alternative reality where the super-plane without wings became the dominant form of air-combat vehicle. The Coléoptère (beetle in French) was a viable VTOL aircraft designed in the 1950s. The main body functioned as a ramjet engine able to propel the aircraft at supersonic speeds, for an atomic-bomber interceptor role. In our slice of […]

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