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Old 11th Nov 2011, 09:51
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Hi Ken.

British?
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 09:58
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Hi Graeme...yep British
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:15
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:19
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Bristol 92 it is

Over to you Graeme
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:22
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Thanks Ken.

Promise me you won't get angry........

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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:25
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VTOL?..............
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:29
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Took off vertically....no idea how it landed.
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:32
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No wheels then probably.

Did the pilot know how to land it, or wasn't there one.......?
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:37
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No wheels.

15 feet long.

4 booster rockets plus "liquid propellent sustainer motor".

Cruciform tail. Slightly swept wings. Ramp launched. Wingtip flares for tracking.

French. Circa late 50's...
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:39
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Happy to withdraw it and return to open house. Don't even know if it's on the net.

Just looked interesting.
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:42
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Something from Wibault?
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:47
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A company called D.E.F.A.

Direction Des Etudes Et Fabrications Dármement.

A practice rocket for training in missile handling and firing techniques.
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 10:57
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Have you found it on the web?

Surely not tea on a Friday night!!!
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 11:05
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Google says it's on Flight Global...

DEFA Maruca missile - Google Search

But I can't open it.

It was the D.E.F.A MARUCA. Didn't mean to spoil your day, so...

OPEN HOUSE.

Continue on.
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 11:08
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Surely not tea on a Friday night!!!
Tea and milk tonight. I'm a new man! 20 kilos lighter. Liver function levels back to normal and cholesterol level halved!

Now, if I can just research challenges better....
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 11:09
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Was about to say I've found it, and it is on the web! Bit too late by the look of it
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 11:17
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What on earth did you type to find that Ken?
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 11:22
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What on earth did you type to find that Ken?
After seeing Graeme's 1147 post I just did a search for DEFA in the Flight Archive, and bingo.
Don't think I would have found easily without the manufacturer!
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 11:24
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I find searching in Flight Archive a pain.

I must be doing sumfin' wrong.

Graeme, since Ken did find it I feel the thread should go to him.
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