Citroen-Marchetti RE-2


The RE-2 was designed (by Mr. Charles Marchetti) for the Citroën motorcar manufacturer and was built purely for R&D and test purposes. It served as engine test bed for the Citroën rotary car engine and also to investigate the feasibility of using motorcar parts and components in light helicopter designs. The sole RE-2 made the first flight on 24 December 1975. No further development of the RE-2 took place and the aircraft went to the Musée Citroën in France. Engine was one 160-190hp Citroën Comotor 624 rotary (Wankel).

Walter van Tilborg