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"The Armée de l’Air orders several advanced aircraft into development on or about this date [80 years ago]. The Sud-Est SE-100 is a fast fighter and ground attack aircraft with six 20mm cannon in the nose and two aft for the rear gunner. The Arsenal VB-10 is a heavy interceptor with two 1,150 hp engines driving contra-rotating propellers for a top speed of 435 mph and armed with four 20mm cannon forward. No aircraft will be delivered until after the war."

 

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French design - you love it or you hate it.  Either way it's interesting.

 

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8 hours ago, cardboard_killer said:

"The Armée de l’Air orders several advanced aircraft into development on or about this date [80 years ago]. The Sud-Est SE-100 is a fast fighter and ground attack aircraft with six 20mm cannon in the nose and two aft for the rear gunner. The Arsenal VB-10 is a heavy interceptor with two 1,150 hp engines driving contra-rotating propellers for a top speed of 435 mph and armed with four 20mm cannon forward. No aircraft will be delivered until after the war."

 

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The top one reminds me of a P-75. It looks pretty sleek. The twin pictured below it, yikes. That is one ugly aircraft. It looks like it's back is broken.

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 ''If it sounds like shit and looks weird, it's French''  British Army opinion on anything French.

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I'm no aeronautical engineer but it does appear that it might be spin-prone.  It is a fascinating design, though.  I wonder how it might do as a single-seater?

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On 4/6/2020 at 4:29 PM, Knalp said:

Any one who writes off a plane due to it's looks is an idiot.

All I can say to that is "Oh yeah!?!" 😜

 

How many of those ass busting twins did the French buy after WWII? Damn few if any I'll bet. It looked like an obsolete design in 1939/40. Archaic in 1945/46.

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Well, there goes this topic...

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I actually sort of like the looks of it, and I'm just guessing about its stability.  If it were offered as a premium plane I would buy it.  I might even buy the Arsenal VB-10  if it came with a ladder.

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4 hours ago, Knalp said:

and the reason why the French didn't make their own planes post WW2 is probably for the same reason

the English never had the superb TSR-2 or the Canadians their  Avro Arrow. 

 

The French didn't makes planes after WW2?

 

Someone forgot to tell this man:scratch_one-s_head:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Dassault

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