Turbojet-powered derivative of the NC.1070,
the NC.1071 had enormous underwing engine nacelles, which also
carried the tailfins. They were connected by a tailplane on top.
The first prototype flew on 12 October 1948. The second prototype was abandoned after suffering structural damage in a flight to Mach 0.7. The project was cancelled in 1951.
|A three-view drawing (714 x 800)|
| ENGINE||2 x 2350kg Hispano-Suiza (Rolls Royce) Nene 101|
| Take-off weight||13750 kg||30314 lb|
| Empty weight||7980 kg||17593 lb|
| Wingspan||20.00 m||66 ft 7 in|
| Length||10.75 m||35 ft 3 in|
| Height||4.60 m||15 ft 1 in|
| Wing area||50.00 m2||538.20 sq ft|
| Max. speed||800 km/h||497 mph|
| Cruise speed||724 km/h||450 mph|
| Ceiling||13000 m||42650 ft|
| Range||1000 km||621 miles|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 20mm cannon, 800kg of weapons|
What an odd configuration.
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