Leduc 022

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

  1. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

    This would make an interesting model...
  2. TRES Cool!
    Cheers, Billy
  3. cjd

    cjd Member

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

  4. rmks2000

    rmks2000 Member

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

    paperbeam Member

    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?

  6. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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

    rmks2000 Member


    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

    Rick Thomson Member

  9. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    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

    cdcoyle Member

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

    Rick Thomson Member

    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

    charliec Active Member

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


  13. Rick Thomson

    Rick Thomson Member

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

    Maurice Member

    You don't really think it would be any good as a paper model do you ?
  15. barry

    barry Active Member

    When are you going to finish it Maurice ? Fast work there

  16. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    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.


  17. Maurice

    Maurice Member

    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.

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