Aircraft Photo of No Reg | F+W N-20.2 Arbalète | Switzerland - Air Force | #276
Registration / Serial:No Reg
Aircraft Original Type:F+W N-20 Arbalète
Aircraft Generic Type:F+W N-20 Arbalète
Aircraft Version:F+W N-20.2 Arbalète
C/n (msn):N20-001
Operator Titles:Switzerland - Air Force
City / Area:Lucerne / Verkehrshaus [ Off-Airport ]Map
Collection:Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Photo Date:22 April 2008
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 276
Photo Comment

First flown in 1951, the Arbalète (Crossbow) was a scaled-down aerodynamic prototype for the projected N-20 Aiguillon jet fighter. Powered by four tiny Turboméca turbojets, the Arbalète achieved 750 km/h (466 mph). One of the lower engines is just visible under the wing.

This photo is copyright © Peter de Jong, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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