Italian RE 2005 aircraft

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1st Lieutenant
Sep 19, 2012
Aw flaming stralia
Anyone know anything about this beast? I found this at Caproni - Campini aircraft and allied developments in Italy ...

A little. An attempt at jet propulsion using an internal combustion engine to power the compressor. I have seen few photos of it. I think the most published picture of it is with the empennage removed during testing.
Apparently it was a derivative of the standard RE2005 fighter fitted with the Campini jet unit and is briefly covered in this book that a member kindly PM'd me material from. Interesting book but unfortunately my ability to read and understand Italian is even less than my ability to run a four minute mile.


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