Arsenal VG 70

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VG 70
Role Research aircraft
Manufacturer Arsenal de l'Aéronautique
Designer Michel Vernisse and Jean Gaultier
First flight 23 June 1948
Number built 1

The Arsenal VG 70 was a research aircraft flown in France shortly after World War II to assist development of high-speed jet fighters. A captured German Junkers Jumo 004 turbojet was built into a highly streamlined high-wing monoplane with all-swept flying surfaces. The sermi-circular jet intake was located under the fuselage.

The Arsenal VG-80, a projected development powered by a single Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet engine was not proceeded with.


Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.50 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 15.0 m2 (161 ft2)
  • Gross weight: 3,000 kg (6,610 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Junkers Jumo 004B, 8.4 kN (1,900 lbf) thrust

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 900 km/h (506 mph)

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 81. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 889 Sheet 81.