The first 7 images come from Philippe Bezard's family album and were taken in
about 1979. The aircraft is owned by his father and is still airworthy and flying; for data see below.
The images of the twin fuselage version at the end come from an old french magazine; for data see below.
The other images come from the April 21, 1950 issue of 'The Aeroplane".
Fouga CM8 R 13 Sylphe III
Crew : 1
Turbojet engine : Turbomeca Pimene of 110 Kp
Envergure 13,10 m
Longueur 6,66 m
Surface portante 13 m²
Poids à vide 385 kg
Poids total 545 kg
Charge au m² 42 kg
Vitesse maximum au sol 250 km/h
Vitesse maximum à 4000 m 260 km/h
Plafond 10500 m
Roulement au décollage 260 m
Temps de montée à 360 m 1’45 s
"It was an evolution of the CM8 with a twin fuselage, The name
was CM88 R. it was used as a test-bed for the turbomeca's turbojet.
It flew first with 2 pimene 2*100 Kg as " Gémeaux Mrk I",
and then with one marboré I of 275 KP as " Gémeaux Mrk II",
and then with one marboré II of 400 KP as " Gémeaux Mrk III",
and then with one aspin I of 200 KP as " Gémeauw Mrk IV"
and finaly with one aspin II of 360 KP as " Gémeaux Mrk V"
I think that only two planes were produced, but all the pic
I had ever seen show the F-WEPJ."