Fouga CM.88 Gemeaux
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.
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).
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 CM88R - Gemini Mark V
CM.88R Gémeaux I: Mar 1951, 2 x 100 kg Piméné turbojets, aka CM.88.R I
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 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
Endurance: 1h 30 mi