Payen Pa.49


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Payen Pa.49

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Barry, 12.05.2016 17:56

Roland Payen designed this wooden built aircraft and it first flew on 22nd January 1954. Payen had long been an advocate of tail less research going back to before the war. The Pa.49 was retired from flight in 1958 and is currently housed in the Musee de l'Air at Le Bourget.

Power plant 1 x 330 lb thrust Turbomeca Palas
Span 16'11" Length 16'9" Height 8'2" Empty Weight 1008 lb
Gross Weight 1,433 lb
Max speed 310 mph Cruising speed 215 mph Range 280 miles
Service ceiling 27,880 ft


Terrence I. Murphy, e-mail, 22.01.2012 19:05

The Payen Pa 49 Katy was a tiny, experimental, turbojet powered tailless aircraft. It was first flown in 1954. It was the first French aircraft of this kind and the smallest jet aircraft of its day.


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