Aircraft Photo of 01 | Leduc 022 | AirHistory.net #301547
Location
City / Airport:Paris - Le BourgetMap
Country:France
Airport Codes:ICAO: LFPB   IATA: LBG   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
 
Photo Date:20 June 2007
Photo by:Mick Bajcar
Photo ID: 301547
Photo Comment

Looking more like a rocket, this aircraft first flew on 26th December 1956. Powered by a turbojet for takeoff it reverted to ramjet power for high speed flight. It made 140 flights to the end of 1957 achieving a speed of Mach 1.15. The pilot was seated prone in the glass portion of the nose.

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