“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Very early ducted fan using a radial engine. I presume the pilot sits under the body behind the landing gear? Seems a bit worrisome for an unscheduled field landing.
At first glance I thought this was the Sita-Caproni but it is not.
Point and shoot.
No wings. So is this technically a horizontal helicopter?
Here you go . . . : http://aviationtrivia.blogspot.com/2010/06/though-renowned-german-aircraft.html
Thanks. That was downright interesting. In the 50s, my Dad worked on the B58 Hustler program as an accountant.
Airline lav service guy is complaining to his buddies at the bar about the messy, gross, dirty job he has to do on a hot, noisy ramp. “Why don’t you just look for another job?”, his buddies ask. He looks at them incredulously and exclaims, “What? And get out of aviation?!”
The wing is circular in the front and flat underneath the rear of the aircraft. Hiding in plain sight.
Alexander Lippisch Aerodyne 1950.
Don't know what it is but I like the name on it.