Lateral thinking

Now here’s an aircraft I hadn’t come across before: the Coléoptère.

It was a French VTOL plane designed in the late ’50s.

It made a few test flights, but crashed on one of them… it never went into production. [Clicking on the pictures will take you to more info.]

Thanks to Yann Le Cun, whose blog linked me to this diagram, which made me curious to find out more…

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Er, shouldn’t it be Vertical Thinking? 🙂

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