Approximately 31 seconds into this video of a walkaround of the 1965 Paris airshow, there's a curious aircraft shown next to a Navy F-4.
The question is - what is it?
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It's a Nord 500 Cadet. From Wikipedia:
A model kit presenting the concept was first shown at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget in 1965. The aircraft was driven by two ducted fans, with three blades per fan, mounted on short wings that were able to pivot between providing vertical and horizontal thrust.
Two prototypes were constructed, one making its first (tethered) flight in July 1968.
This early VTOL concept aircraft was designed by Nord Aviation (formely Potez), the French manufacturer. They were known for their military Transall and Noratlas seen everywhere in Western Europe in the 60s.
The prototype used for static demonstration:
Bonus: Trying to fly the prototype on Youtube.
A quite funny video I may say. With nearly all the attributes of my fellow countrymen of this era: beret, cigarette... just missing a baguette under the arm.