New Italian Airplane for High Speed is a Flying Tunnel (Jan, 1933)

New Italian Airplane for High Speed is a Flying Tunnel
THIS odd machine, the Stipa-Caproni, which has just been completed in Italy, and has passed severe tests, is expected to be the type of future record-breakers.

The propeller, it will be seen, is located in a cylinder, through which the air-stream is driven. This “Venturi tube,” all of wood, concentrates the pressure.

The span of the model shown is 50 feet; pilot and passenger occupy a stream-lined cabin above the tunnel-shaped body, which the wing bisects.

4 comments
  1. marczinger says: February 12, 20074:56 am

    Look at this! a 1998 replica of this rare plane:

    http://www.seqair.com/H…

    http://www.airbornegraf…

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  3. Edward says: January 26, 201012:30 pm

    Whre’s the 1998 replica set?

  4. jayessell says: January 26, 20102:10 pm

    Check out the YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/…

    Also….

    Search YouTube for “Alf: The Animated Adventures”.
    (Sorry… I can’t find a clip of Alf flying one.)

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