Matra-Cantinieau "Bamby"


Following the collapse of Aerotecnica, Jean Cantinieau returned to France where he joined Matra. There, he designed and completed a single example of the "Bamby". This single-seat machine closely resembled the Aerotecnica machines but embodied a triangular end to the tailboom which provided a better direction and control of exhaust gas. After brief testing in 1963 the Bamby suffered a power train failure and was abandoned.

R.Simpson "Airlife's Helicopter and Rotorcraft", 1998