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The unusual Caproni Campini N.1

The unusual Caproni Campini N.1

Bracciano Lazio

Campini called his engine design a thermojet although it's now known as a motorjet
- a conventional piston engine drove a compressor to produce a superfast exhaust
flow which drove the aircraft forwards.

It first flew in August 1940. Two were built, the other went to England for testing.

Vigna di Valle - Aeronautical museum

Canon PowerShot G2
1/50s f/2.2 at 9.3mm full exif

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