1/72 AM-093 Airmodel Nord 1550-02 Griffon with Resin Details
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Unusual Mach 2+ ramjet/turbojet design. Kit has main vacuform parts with fine recessed panel lines and a very large number of resin details including wheel, struts, intake, canards and more. The Griffon was duel propulsion like the Leduc 022; a turbojet was used for takeoff and got the airplane to speed, where the ramjet took over. The Griffon performed well, reaching a top speed of Mach 2.19 in 1958. Heat limited on airframe materials limited the top speed. However, there were difficulties with the ramjet design and large fuel consumption. The program was cancelled in favor of the Mirage family of fighters by Dassault. Never started and complete.
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