Fouga Cyclone


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".


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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

Performances
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      145 s
 

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Philippe Bezard:
"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."