Help Me Identify This

by Daniel Russ on October 3, 2018

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It is the

Fouga CM.88 Gemeaux

 

From Wikipedia

 

To meet a requirement to use as an engined testbed for Turbomeca turbojets, Fouga combined two CM.8 fuselages. It used the port and starboard outerwings with a new wing centre section to join the two fuselages. The V-tails fitted to each fuselage were joined at the top in a W configuration. The type was designated the Fouga CM.88-R Gemeaux I and first flew 6 March 1951, it was fitted with two Turbomeca Piméné turbojets, one on top of each fuselage. Further variants were produced as the engine fit was changed.

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Louis Kolkman October 3, 2018 at 2:59 am

A quick search for “french jet powered glider with double hull” (Its French because of the F in the planes ID number), turns up this wiki article:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouga_CM.88_Gemeaux

Louis Kolkman October 3, 2018 at 3:01 am

And this page with more photos:
http://airwar.ru/enc/xplane/cm88.html

Daniel Russ October 3, 2018 at 10:28 am

Thanks

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