CHRIS CLIFFORD appraises the unusual Arsenal-Delanne 10C from boutique manufacturer Master-X.
Many modellers get a kick out of building more unorthodox aircraft types. Sleek F-16s and their ilk are sidelined for decidedly different machines… some falling into the category ‘so ugly they’re cool’. One worthy candidate in this regard is the French experimental Arsenal-Delanne 10C fighter from the 1930s. It was designed by Maurice Delanne and notable for its tandem-wing format. The prototype was at Villacoublay, France when the Germans took control of the factory in June 1940, the machine eventually being test-flown in October 1941 before being shipped to Germany.