French Midget Jet (Nov, 1956)

French Midget Jet

The little Minijet zips along at 250 mph and may become the big liaison plane of tomorrow.

THE tiny jet aircraft shown above is no mere novelty, though it is undoubtedly one of the smallest jets yet built. In recent aerobatic competitions in England it placed second against a number of British, Dutch, German and Spanish planes that were not designed to look cute. It’s called the Minijet and its makers hope it will prove a useful training and liaison plane.

4 comments
  1. Toronto says: March 28, 201212:24 pm

    Gosh, it looks familiar. De Havilland Vampires were flying 10 years earlier.

    http://jetplaness.com/w…

  2. Hirudinea says: March 28, 20123:49 pm

    @ Toronto – I was going to say the same thing, good design is good design though, I bet this thing was a blast to fly (people are still flying ex-military Vampires today), I wonder if they still make it today?

  3. Solospirit says: March 28, 20123:59 pm

    Elongate the fuselage and cockpit a bit, and it would BE a Vampire…looks very very close :)

  4. MitchA says: March 29, 20127:12 pm

    There are a couple of good articles on this aircraft. According to Wikipedia there were only 7 built and 2 survive.
    http://en.wikipedia.org…
    http://www.aviastar.org…

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