SAI Ambrosini CVV6 Kangaroo Palas
CVV6 Cabguro Palas
Originally, The Kangaroo is a wooden glider, two-seater, high-wing, and about 20m wingspan. It was designed in 1939 by the Gliding Institute Polytechnic of Milan (Centro Volo a Vela del Politecnico Di Milano) under the direction of the Engineer Ermenegildo Preti. In addition to the prototype, the Italian air force has ordered 32 copies. The first flew in 1940, only two copies will be built during the duration of the war. Others, built in 2 lots by two different companies were produced between 1953 and 1955. It was at this time, a significant number of aircraft.
The "Palas" version corresponds to a transformation seater glider with a Turbomeca Palas jet engine.
The jet version was created by Adrianno Mantelli, from one that had crashed. It was rebuilt with a shortened wing, and with the addition of a Turbomeca Palas engine of 150kg thrust. This came from the prototype Caproni Trento F-5 jet. The air inlet is a removable scoop on the top of the fuselage.
In this configuration, Adrianno broke the world record for altitude jet less than 800 kg, with a flight to 9366 m, 24 September 1964.
A high-wing cantilever monoplane built completely in wood, the CVV6 had a fixed, single wheel undercarriage.
Wingspan: 19.20 m (63 ft 3 in)
Length: 8.00 m (26 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 21.60 m² (235.5 sq.ft)
Empty weight: 280 kg (616 lb)
Payload: 180 kg (396 lb)
MTOW: 460 kg (1012 lb)