AislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
This may seem crazy, but why aren't their jet biplanes? The possibilites for a STOL aircraft using 2 wings are endless. Granted, they would be slower, but in the hot and high transport or covert opperations, they would be useful.
What are the problems with a jet powered biplane?
"We have slain a large dragon, but we now live in a jungle filled with a bewildering variety of poisonous snakes."
Photographer comments from various shots of the a/c say it's maximum speed was 200 km/h, which would be about 108 knots, which is not the speed at which jets, versus props, excell. Plus, jets use more fuel than props and with a drag-inducing airframe like that of the M-15, it's fuel economy must have been interesting at the very least.