Tuesday, October 16, 2012


One of the most interesting 'might have beens' in aviation history is the Bugatti 100.  It is a real aircraft, but the original was never completed and never flew when designed in the late 1930s.  The remains were eventually acquired by the EAA and the restored aircraft is on show at the EAA Museum, Wisconsin, USA.

However there is a project to build a flying replica, to see what it could do...  They have a Facebook page here, their original project page here.  They also put up the above image, by Isabelle de Monge recently, and it was brought to my attention by the peerless XPLANES photo stream.


  1. Hi James,
    I stumbled across this mention of xplanes completeley randomly, having followed a link to you from the keypublishing forum. Thanks for the compliment!

  2. No problem Andrew! I'm a big fan of your blog, and there's several mentions of XPLANES here as a result. So I've extracted the digit and added a link to the 'Links, Refs,...' list on the right.