First flight of the SNECMA C450 Coléoptère

Thursday, March 5, 1959



The SNECMA C450 Coléoptère. It was a tail sitter configuration aircraft with an annular wing.

The first ftethered hover flight took place on April 17, 1959.

Source: AHS V/STOL Wheel entry for this aircraft


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SNECMA C450 Coléoptère