Aviation Photo #2318801 Leduc 022 - Untitled

[ Medium Large ]
728 of 1,336
Sponsor Message
Sponsor Message
This a/c resembles a winged syringe… In earnest, the Leduc 022 was a prototype fighter meant to reach Mach 2, though it only achieved Mach 1,15. Reason was its exorbitant drag induced by its non-area-ruled fuselage at near sonic speeds. First flown on 26. December 1956, after 114 flights the project was cancelled about a year later in favor of the Dassault Mirage II, a much more conventional design. A/c preserved at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace.
[ Medium Large ]
Distinct Views: 3,759
Photo Added: September 19, 2013

Explore Other Great Photos

Photo Albums Containing This Photo

Weird, Rare, Exotic, not common and oddities of aviation
Views 123.6K
Likes 0
Photos 2.5K
Updated 1 hour ago
The experimental and prototype aircraft - successful or not, these birds and their brave pilots made the aviation as we can see it today.
120   Romania
Views 22.2K
Likes 1
Photos 474
Updated 12 hours ago