Not Quite a Flying Car

This Week’s Hints to help you along:

  • Created in tough times by one of the world’s leading design firms.
  • Flight tested extensively but never meant for production.
  • A product of 1945, designed during the last months of World War II.
  • The design pioneered the swept wings of some of the first fighter jets.
  • A true canard configuration, a plan form later adopted by Burt Rutan.

So do you know what this aircraft is?




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6 thoughts on “Not Quite a Flying Car

  1. Robert Finch says:

    It is a Russian experimental aircraft used mainly for VIP transportation, not widely manufactured.
    Have forgotten the designers name and type number.

  2. Nico Braas says:

    Ah… it’s Russian!!
    And you won’t believe it, but it is a MiG….
    The designation was MiG-8 and it was named ‘Utka’, which is Russian for “Duck”.

  3. max says:

    MiG 8 Utka(duck). Built as a test bed for the triangular canard, it became a company hack that the pilots enjoyed flying.


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