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Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain 353

Posted by samzenpus
from the blast-from-the-past dept.
concertina226 writes "A team of engineers is working together to recreate the Bugatti Veyron (or Bugatti 100P), an art deco-era fighter plane designed for World War II that would have broken the air speed record in 1940 — only the plane was never flown. Featuring forward pitched wings, a zero-drag cooling system and automated flight control assistance, plane was capable of reaching an air speed of 500mph, which would have made it the fastest and most advanced plane of its time."
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Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain

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