Originally thought to be a promising project for the Mikrosheise Air Force, the "Vivace" turned out to be too time-consuming and thus the project was scrapped.
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Originally thought to be a promising project, the Vivace turned out to be too time-consuming and thus the project was scrapped.
Only one photograph remains of the prototype, which was nowhere to being finished. Sharp edges and studs still needed to be smoothed out. Notice the radar atop the fuselage! Maybe it was designated as a reconnaissance aircraft, perhaps? The prototype clearly shows a single-manned cockpit with sophisticated equipment, including four autopilots and an automatic CPR to reinstate an unconcious pilot.
Maybe someday "Operation Vivace" will be kicked back into action. But we'd have to wait a long time to see it take place.
As a builder of futurstic fighters I'm pretty impressed. The overall design is simple but well executed and compact without sacrificing shape or detail. If you shifted the cockpit forward 3 or 4 studs and put that double fin on top directly behind it (you may have to make the fuselage a little longer), the "radar dish" would look like a canard, making the plane look more advanced and realistic.