LACAB GR.8

1935

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LACAB GR.8

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Oldgysgt, e-mail, 01.11.2015 22:16

Compare this aircraft with the Stampe et Vertongen SV.10; same configuration, but the SV.10 looks a bit better. Not to say it was any better at meeting an impossible specification. "Bean counters make poor aircraft designers"

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Klaatu83, e-mail, 25.06.2012 00:03

A Belgian take on the French "Miltiplace de Combat" concept. The idea was to develop a single airplane that could carry out all missions: fighter, reconnaissance, observation and bombing. It was an idea that seemed to hold a lot of appeal during the cash-strapped 1920s and 1930s, particularly among the French. In practice, however, it was a goal that proved to be impossible to achieve. As the old saying goes, "Jack of all trades and master of none".

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Laurent Penin, e-mail, 05.01.2009 19:37

It seems that aerodynamics ignored this aircraft , just like many french prototypes of the 1920s 1930s . She makes me think of the BCR ( multirole ) program of 1930s in France . They should do everything ( fighter , bomber , recco ) , and couldn't do anything

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Patrick Tilley, e-mail, 21.07.2008 16:57

Built by Les Aterliers de Construction Aéronautiques Belges circa 1936. Multi-seat fighter powered by 2 x 780hp Gnôme-Rhône 14-cyl radials. One prototype delivered to Belgian Government for trials. Max speed 180mph /290km. Range 620 miles /1,000 km. Span 59ft /18m. Length 44ft /13,45m. Source: JAWA 1936

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