Campini-Caproni

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  1. cheddar cheese

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    I just found this great pic of a Campini-Caproni C.C.2 testing its engine :D
     

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    that's a great pic, but are you sure it aint just broken??
     
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    Positive. The two prototypes (C.C.1 and C.C.2) were never shot down or crashed. Actually the C.C.1 might have been destroyed by bombing or something but the C.C.2 lives on in an Italian museum, in perfect condition.

    I love the pic though 8)
     
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    Great pic! 8)
     
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    Nice CC!
     
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    it does kinda look like it was whole though, then broke into two, and the front part is now speedijg off into the distance.......
     
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    trying to fly faster than his ugly appearance and leave the uglyness behind... :turn-l:
     
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    No look if you can see the back end has been manually dismantled and is being held by a crane...
     
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    Yeah, and that guy is waving goodbye!
     
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    Sad that you guys can't see the beauty of that plane.
     
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    i considder it more of a blessing than something to be sad about.....
     
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    Why? The C.C.1 was revolutionary. The only jet to fly before it was the He-178.
     
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    Thanks for the link. :cool:
    Like the opening line says, not everybody knows about this very early jet.
     
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    Indeed! 8) I think it says somewhere on that site, or on another site, that Italy didnt find out that the Germans had flown a jet before them until after the war.
     
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    the germans where the pioneers on rocket and jet propelled planes:
    the rocket propelled He 176 flew on june 20 ,1939
    the jet powered He 178 flew on august 27,1939
     
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    It was not a jet. The flames you see were from a ring of fuel nozzles in that section of the fuselage. Heating the air going through the "tube" this increased in speed thus giving more thrust.
    Prop was moved by a piston engine.
     
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