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Fouga CM.88 Gemeaux


Fouga-88
Fouga CM.88 Gemeaux Mk. IV

 

Primarily a flying test aircraft, proposed uses were numerous and made ​​it a real aircraft laboratory. It was a two-seater with 2 Pimene 110 kgf turbojets, which could fly up to 285 km / h with a service ceiling of 7000 meters.

Gemini, as Cyclops and Sylph which it is derived, is of mixed construction, wood and metal.

 

Foug-CM88-2

 

The fuselage has two hulls oval section connected by the central plane. Each body is identical to the Sylphe in its design and its dimensions. Gemini is dual - control, the control station located in the fuselage on the left.

The tail is two juxtaposed butterflies, forming a W, the V 2 not connected (the fuselages interconnected by a fixed horizontal plane).

 

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The Gemini Mark I, F- WEPJ, CM 88 R made ​​its first flight on March 6, 1951, at the hands of Leo Bourriau. The first prototype was named "Castor and Pollux".

 

The Mark V version with a Turbomeca Aspin II of 360 pounds thrust, made its first flight, piloted by Léon Bourriau, on June 21, 1952.

 

 Fouga-88-5
Fouga CM88R - Gemini Mark V

  

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CM.88R Gémeaux I: Mar 1951, 2 x 100 kg Piméné turbojets, aka CM.88.R I
CM.88R Gémeaux II: June 1951, 2 x 300 kg  Marboré I, aka CM.88.R II
CM.88R Gémeaux III: Aug 1951, 2 x 380 kg Marboré I, aka CM.88.R III
NB: CM.88.RIII/Gémeaux III was re-engined CM.88.R II/Gémeaux II
CM.88R Gémeaux III: Jan 1952, 2 x 400 kg Marboré I, aka CM.88.R III
CM.88.RIII/Gémeaux III re-engined with 400 kg Marboré II, Jan 1952
CM.88R Gémeaux IV: Nov 1951, 2 x 200 kg Turbomeca Aspin I, aka CM.88.R IV
NB: CM.88.RIV/Gémeaux IV was Gémeaux I re-engined with ducted turbojet
CM.88R Gémeaux IV: June 1952, 2 x 360 kg Turbomeca Aspin II, aka CM.88.R V
NB: CM.88.RV/Gémeaux 5 was CM.88.RIV/Gémeaux IV re-engined with Aspin II

 

Engines: 2 x Turbomeca Piméné
Takeoff thrust: 100 Kg to 35000 rpm
Max thrust. Continue: 90 kg 34300 rpm
Wingspan: 10.76 m
Length: 6.66 m
Height: 1.93 m
Empty weight: 750 kg
Weight equipped: 585 kg
Engine weight: 150 kg
Fuel wight: 180 kg
Equipment: 166 kg
Total weight: 1096 kg
Fuel: Kerosene
Fuel capacity: 3 x 40 lt (wings), 2 x 50 lt (fuselage)
Oil capacity fuselage: 2 x 2 lt
Max speed SL: 285 km / h
Cruise speed (3000 m): 220 km / h
ROC: 3,5 m / s
Ceiling: 7,000m
Endurance: 1h 30 mi
 
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