FM 1/72 Nord 1500 Griffon II, 7201

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FM 1/72 Nord 1500 Griffon II, 7201 plastic model kit

1/72 7201 FM Nord 1500 Griffon II

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

Still factory sealed. Unusual Mach 2+ ramjet/turbojet design. Kit is injection molded with fine recessed panel lines, photoetched parts, resin details, metal landing gear and full decals. 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 canceled in favor of the Mirage family of fighters by Dassault.

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