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Original Griffon photographs
« on: February 06, 2006, 09:21:28 PM »
Here are four original photographs of the Nord 1500.01 Griffon 'X' and the 1500.02 Griffon II "I"

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Original Griffon photographs Part 2
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 09:24:05 PM »
.....and here is the second batch of Griffon II photographs! I can never get enough of such nice and rare shots!!

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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 09:54:32 PM »
As I could see there is much of similarity with the much later design of F-16... Frnech designers are very advanced in the time!

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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 11:26:13 PM »
I don't have any photo but I hope this cutaway would be good addition to the topic...

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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2006, 05:14:15 AM »


picture from the website : www.mae.org

if some of you could be interested, I have post a set of close up of the Griffon as seen in Air and Space Museum in Paris - Le Bourget on the other topic about this plane.
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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2006, 08:20:27 AM »
Feel free to place photos here, I am sure they would be very interesting :)

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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2006, 09:26:53 PM »
Very nice colour shot of that imposing Griffon! It is from the Musée de l' Air website and of course they are in a position to take from time to time photographs on the platform in front of the museum at Le Bourget! During the Salon Aéronautique the museum is open for a reduced price. Another service to the public is, that during this occasion they ofter have a plane of  their collection standing outside!
Only for this, it is worth visiting the Salon every uneven year (next one will be next year!). In the past years, they had amongst others the Bréguet Taon and the Sud-Est Barroudeur on the platform!

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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2006, 09:40:46 PM »
I note some frame on the cockpit canopy... it look like second prototype had three models of canopy?

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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2006, 05:42:16 PM »
windscreen has too change along the time of experiment/evaluation.

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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2006, 10:28:39 PM »
despite some nice document have been posted here and on the two other topic about the Griffon, if some of you are really in love with this plane, a "coming soon" book will be probably of the greatest interest.

http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/article.php3?id_article=1068

In the coming weeks, this book of 216 pages and over 400 pictures (20 pages in colors) will tell the story of the Griffon and the Gerfaut (similar in shape to the XF-92, the tailpipe being shorter).

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Re: Original Griffon photographs
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2006, 10:37:13 PM »
Great link!! But all in French- do you know contact address [email] of the publisher or author?

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Re: Original Griffon photographs Part 2
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2008, 10:51:58 AM »
.....and here is the second batch of Griffon II photographs! I can never get enough of such nice and rare shots!!

Hi,

Row of protoytpes shows, from left to right :

Leduc 022-01, Nord-Aviation N. 1500-02 "Griffon II (coded F-ZWUI), "Nord N. 1405-01 "Gerfaut II" (coded F-ZWUE), SNCASE SE. 212-01 "Durandal" (coded F-ZWUC).

Cheers,
Jicehem