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Arsenal VG 90
« on: September 27, 2021, 09:19:05 PM »
Not wanting to keep up with global trends, the French Navy in 1946 announced a competition for the development of a jet carrier-based fighter. 3 companies took part in the competition. Arsenal de l'A?ronautique, based on its VG 70 prototype jet, presented the VG 90 project.

It was a single-seat high-wing aircraft with a retractable landing gear and a swept (25?) wing. The Rolls-Royce Nene 102 engine with a thrust of 22.2 kN allowed it to reach a speed of up to 855 km/h. The flight range was 1550 km. Armament ? 3 ? 30-mm guns + 2 ? 500-kg bombs. September 27, 1949-the first flight of the Arsenal VG 90 carrier-based fighter.

Tests revealed problems of the aircraft ? with air intakes, with ailerons, poor visibility during landing, etc.They were partially eliminated. But, unfortunately, both built Arsenal VG 90 prototypes crashed during test flights. In 1952, the project was closed. The third prototype was never completed.