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Abrial A.8 = Caudron A.260 (real 1930 project)

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I do not often draw plans from scratch. Nor do I often depict REAL aircraft projects. This artwork however depicts a perfectly real 1930-1932 project, the French Abrial A.8, which Caudron briefly considered to build as the A.260. Abrial was known mostly for his work on tailless gliders, and his research was influential in getting other tailless aircraft pioneer Fauvel started.
A model of the A.8 was displayed on the Caudron stand at the 1932 Paris Air Exhibition in the Grand Palais, but the project was no longer heard of afterwards.
This piece was inspired by period technical drawings as well as a sketchy three-view by Alain Pelletier that contained a few mistakes. The only concession here to artistic license is the use of the trademark Caudron blue color and their logo on the tail.

© Stéphane Beaumort 2013
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It was never built. Only a project.
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Looks like it would've been a fun airplane to fly if it were made.
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Very Cool,Agree it has a Crimson Skies Feel to it. also looks like something from 'Bill Barnes'! Keep up the Superb Work!
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Thanks a lot for the encouragement! :D
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No Problem.
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Very Crimson Skies-ish; love it!
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Cool little plane. :)
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