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    Did that ever ...err... fly? I hope the test pilot was well paid.

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    SNECMA Coleoptere VTOL | Aircraft
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    Perhaps the strangest of all the experimental VTOL aircraft to fly was the French SNECMA C.450 Coléoptère.The Coléoptère was a tail-sitting research aircraft, powered by an 81650-pound thrust SNECMA Atar 101EV turbojet installed in the rear fuselage, surrounded by an annular wing with four fins and rudders for directional control.
    SNECMA C.450-01 Coleoptere - VTOL research aircraft
    Search domain http://www.aviastar.org/air/france/s...coleoptere.php
    SNECMA C.450-01 Coleoptere - VTOL research aircraft, photo, technical data, development history. SNECMA C.450-01 Coleoptere 1959: VTOL RESEARCH AIRCRAFT: Virtual Aircraft Museum / France / SNECMA : Following tests of the Atar Volant, which have proved the ability of a vertically-mounted turbojet to raise a VTOL aircraft safely from the ground ...
    SNECMA Atar Volant - Wikipedia
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    The SNECMA Atar Volant or C.400 P1 was a French turbojet engine produced by SNECMA as part of their "Atar" series.Encased in a basic fairing which could hold fuel and remote-control equipment, the unit weighed 5,600 pounds (2550 kg) and generated a thrust of approximately 6,200 pounds-force (27.6 kN); the Atar Volant was able to cause vertical lift, which was precisely its purpose.
    SNECMA Coleoptere (With images) | Aircraft art, Aviation ...
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    The SNECMA Coleoptere was a completley unorthodox aircraft from top to bottom. It had VTOL capabilites and an annular wing wrapped around a jet engine. "The Coléoptère" was a French prototype, featuring so called "annular wing configuration" (designed in first flight in 10 Experimental Aircraft That You Have To See To Believe
    SNECMA C.450-01 Coleoptere - AirTeamImages.com - Aircraft
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    The unique SNECMA C.450-01 Coleoptere VTOL aircraft first flew in May 1959, controlling vertical flight direction by using pneumatic deflection of the jet exhaust. The single prototype crashed in July of the same year.
    Snecma C 450 Coleoptere.02 | Aircraft, Experimental ...
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    Snecma C 450 Coleoptere.02. Explore sletch's photos on Flickr. sletch has uploaded 12298 photos to Flickr. ... The Hiller Coleopter Concept - A proposed annular wing VTOL (vertical-takeoff-land) aircraft designed in the United States, inspired by the French SNECMA Coléoptère. The project did not progress beyond the mockup stage.
    SNECMA C450 Coléoptère - vertipedia.vtol.org
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    In France, the Société Nationale d'Etude et Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation (SNECMA) began working on a jet powered tail-sitter in 1954. Various rigs were tested from 1955-1957 powered by the 6,400 lb thrust Atar D jet engine, each with increasing complexity. The C450 Coléoptère ("annular wing") was the final step in the program.
    SNECMA C.450 Coleoptere - all-aero.com
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    The C.450 Coleoptere was a VTOL research aeroplane, designed by von Zborowski, that rose vertically on the power of its SNECMA Atar 101 turbojet before translating into forward flight supported by its annular wing.
    Category:SNECMA Coléoptère - Wikimedia Commons
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    SNECMA Coléoptère
    The SNECMA C.450 Coléoptère was a VTOL aircraft developed by the French company SNECMA in the 1950s. It was a single-person aircraft with an annular wing designed to take-off and land vertically, therefore requiring no runway and very little space. The sole prototype was destroyed on its ninth flight.Wikipedia
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