NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 8298. Arsenal VG 90 (F-WFOE c/n 01)
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Arsenal VG 90

09/30/2015. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Designed by Vernisse and Galtier as part of a single-seat shipboard interceptor and strike fighter development program, the VG 90 was evolved in competition with the Aérocentre NC.1080 and the Nord 2200. Powered by a 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet, the VG 90 had an all-metal fuselage and the wing and tail surfaces had metal structures with plywood skinning. Two prototypes were built, the first being flown on May 25, 1950 and the second following in August 1951. Planned armament comprised three 0.787 in (20 mm) Hispano-Suiza cannon and provision was made for underwing ordnance loads such as two 1,102 lb (500 kg) bombs, but the second prototype had provision for two 0.787 in (20 mm) cannon, two 0.303 in (7.7 mm) machineguns and 36 RAC 50 rockets internally, plus provision for 16 T10 or 80 RAC 50 rockets on wing racks. A third prototype which was to have received an 8,818 lb (4,000 kg) SNECMA Atar 101F turbojet was abandoned.

Created October 31, 2008