Italian Experimental aircraft

The Caproni-Stipa Ducted Fan.

by Daniel Russ on May 13, 2012

  It looked kind of cool actually, like a barrel and when you consider that Italians built it in 1932, it’s really really cool. The Caproni- Stipa was basically a hollow tube ducted fan engine. It’s performance was mediocre so the Italian Air Force demurred further advancement on the ducted fan experiments. This is proof […]