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Arsenal VG.70

The Arsenal VG 70 was a single seat monoplane research aircraft flown in France shortly after World War II to assist in the development of high speed jet fighters.

Lacking an indigenous turbojet engine, the aircraft was fitted with a German Junkers Jumo 004.

Unlike most jet powered aircraft of the period, the swept wing was wooden as was the tail structure.

The under powered VG 70 made its maiden flight in 1948, but only flew five times before the program was terminated the following year.


VG 70

Research aircraft powered by a Jumo 004 turbojet, one built

VG 71

Proposed Research aircraft with a Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 turbojet.

VG 80

Carrier based fighter aircraft powered by a Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet, never built, this was developed into the VG 90.





9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)


9.1 m (29 ft 10 in)

Wing area

17 m2 (180 sq ft)

Max take-off weight

3,300 kg (7,275 lb)


1 × Junkers Jumo 004B-2, axial flow turbojet,

8.8 kN (1,980 lbf) thrust


Maximum speed

800 km/h (500 mph, 430 kn)

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