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Another flying barrel model built 7 years ago I bet that the first images of this project reminded you immediately of the Caproni-Stipa. More seasoned modelers perhaps made a connection too with the Caproni-Campini. If you have guessed, then you know that ducted fan is the keyword here. The Mattioni "Botte Volante" (Flying Barrel as it was christened by Firenze’s locals) imposes its evident beauty upon the modeling masses. Rumors that it was used to hang and dry the laundry, or to smoke herring are not only disrespectful but also spurious. I found an article on this