Dear Boys and Girls, here are pictures of the Marchetti MI-600 and 50 passenger Marchetti MI-211"Rotorstop" "projects", with a caption in French, as presented in model form at the 1967 Paris Salon......The pictures comes from the 15th June 1967 issue of Aviation Magazine International......Terry (Caravellarella)
Yippie Kai Yay, Mr. Falcon.
The rotor could stopped and fixed. (Note that the "rotors" were really rigid rotating wings, with flaps on both the "leading" and "trailing" edges.) One blade stopped in a forward position parallel to the fuselage, with the two others as fixed swept wings.
Power: SNECMA 45F Mars turbojet engine
Maximum Speed: 400 km/h (215 kt) with rotor
Maximum Speed: 850 km/h (460 kt)
VTOL Range: 600 km (325 nm)
Flight Weight: 4,500 kg (9900 lb)
The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.======================================================Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was the belief in facts.
Marchetti studied other ways of adding rotors and wings, including a stowable, extendable 2-bladed rotor on an airliner.
Drawings of the MI-600 (tow configurations), of the airliner with stowabletelescopic rotor and of a design with 8 lift props in the wing roots.
My dear Stingray,
that was a French company and not Italian one,please re-set your full list.
I would like to know how you came up with that conclusion when Marchetti is categorized literally everywhere on the internet and in aviation literature as an Italian company. For this project it was a joint venture as Marchetti-Laufer, the latter of which sounds French (and would probably explain the roundel on display models), though I can't find anything about who "Laufer" was.
Charles Marchetti was a French designer as I know,please see;
Stingray wrote:I would like to know how you came up with that conclusion when Marchetti is categorized literally everywhere on the internet and in aviation literature as an Italian company. For this project it was a joint venture as Marchetti-Laufer, the latter of which sounds French (and would probably explain the roundel on display models), though I can't find anything about who "Laufer" was.
I would support hesham here, the Mr. Marchetti in question had the full name Charles Joseph Marchetti (see this patent
https://www.google.com/patents/US3451644 ) and AFAIK had nothing to do with the Italian aircraft designer. Mr. Laufer,
with his full name Theodor Laufer, was German and worked in France after the war, see https://books.google.de/books?id=eJ7oCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA308&lpg=PA308&dq=theodor+laufer&source=bl&ots=YAqYRqfWB5&sig=mUEeATkhbVH1dZ6TKl6Ik0C5WCw&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi37NzqnuTMAhWLBiwKHTGiCuoQ6AEIJjAC#v=onepage&q=theodor%20laufer&f=false, page 308
Honestly I couldn't find a résumé, but those Marchetti VTOL designs were once shown in the vstol.org paper about French
VSTOl jet aircraft.
-- Edited by Jemiba on Wednesday 18th of May 2016 11:40:48 AM
Hesham and Jens, thanks for correcting my bit of ignorance about that! I never knew of the existence of the other designer named Marchetti until now. I'll organize the list when I can.
Another patent (https://www.google.com/patents/DE1108081B?cl=en) implies, that he worked
at least around the late '50s, early '60s for Sud Aviation. Hard to tell, of course, if he really was
French, or just worked there, but the much better known Italian company Savoia-Marchetti, later
SIAI Marchetti, was named after Alessandro Marchetti, chief engineer and designer there for quite
a long time.
Allocating names is offten difficult and in aviation none the less. Just remember René Leduc, who is
often quoted as having designed light aircraft after his ramjet developments. In fact, there were
two designers of the same name during the same period in France ... difficult indeed !