After tests with a 45° sweptback wing fitted to an otherwise standard Ambrosini S.7, thus nicknamed Freccia (Arrow), the designer Sergio Stefanutti designed the Sagittario (Archer) powered by a 400kg thrust Turbomeca Marbore turbojet. Intended mainly for aerodynamic research into transonic compressibility, the Sagittario was built largely of wood, and flew for the first time on 5 January 1953. From this initial prototype Stefanutti subsequently developed the Sagittario II, which made its maiden flight on 19 May 1956.
|lucas boaventura, 14.03.2011|
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Hi Rob. I liked the Sagittario I so much that I built a flying stick and tissue model of it. Do you happen to have any color scheme or markings for it ?
Was this plane based on the Yak-15?
Sagittario II built by Aerfer was all metal, powered by Rolls Royce Derwent, capable of diving at Mach 1.1 (Jane's Pocket Book 12, 1976).
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?