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HISTORY

  • The French aeronautical engineer Michel Colomban designed the Colomban Cri-Cri in the early 1970’s, which is known as the smallest twin-engine manned aircraft in the world. The Cri-Cri was a homebuilt kit that took about 1,500 hours to build. Named after his daughter Christine, it first flew in 1973 with approval of the Fleseau du Sport de LAir (RSA). The following characteristics and features were standard in the kit: fully aerobatic, aluminum construction, enclosed cockpit, nose mounted twin engines, cantilever low-wing, and fixed tricycle landing gear.
  • Its first public showing was at the 1982 Oshkosh Fly-In. A kit with plans was marketed worldwide. The aircraft had several crashes and the company could not surmount the lawsuits.  It consequently went out of business after it was forbidden to sell further kits.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Status: Static Display
Manufacturer: Michel Colomban
Year: 1973
Model: MC-12 Cri-Cri
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Crew: 1
Max T/O Weight: 375 lb.
Span: 16 ft. 0 in.
Length: 12 ft. 10 in.
Height: 5 ft.
Maximum Speed: 140 mph
Cruise Speed: 110 mph
Rate of Climb: 850 ft/min
Power Plant: 2 x JPX PUL 212 single-cylinder piston engines, 15 hp each
Range: 310 miles
Service Ceiling: 12,100 ft.
Armament: None

 

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