The L.O.O.T.M. Archive

Lust Object of the Month

November 2009


Sleek, trim lines and good proportions make this a pretty little fighter.

More here:

http://www.wwiivehicles.com/france/aircraft/fighter/arsenal-vg-33.asp 

One of many color profiles--this one a VG-39--showing the minor variations as the airframe evolved.

 More here:

http://ww2drawings.jexiste.fr/Files/2-Airplanes/Allies/4-France/French-Airplanes.htm

A photo-less Wiki entry with good text info here:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenal_VG_33

Although the French did not realize their fighter aircraft potential in WWII, there were some very capable aircraft in the inventory. This sleek, little aircraft, the Arsenal VG-33, is a good example.

With a span of just under 36 feet and less than 7000 pounds gross weight, she was small for a 40's era fighter. The original Hispano-Suiza V-12 engine was rated at 860 horsepower, but that was boosted to around 1000 in later aircraft. Armament was adequate--one 20 mm cannon in the propeller shaft and four .30 caliber machine guns in the wings. A later model, the VG.39bis, boasted the maximum power with a 1600 horsepower Hispano-Suiza 12Z-17 engine.

    For November, the LOOTM is the Arsenal VG-33/39. Enjoy!