The name Cri-Cri comes from the nickname of Christine, one of Colomban\u0027s daughters.\u0027Cri-cri\u0027 \u0027or \u0027cricri\u0027 is also the French term for the sound of a cricket or a cicada, or an informal name for the insects themselves, but it is unclear if this double meaning was intended by Colomban himself. \u00a0 \nThe Cri-Cri features a cantilever low-wing, a single-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear and twin engines mounted on pylons to the nose of the aircraft in tractor configuration. The aircraft is made from aluminum sheet glued to Klegecell foam. Its 4.9 m (16.1 ft) span wing employs a Wortmann 21.7% mod airfoil, and has an area of 3.1 m2 (33 sq ft). The aircraft is also capable of aerobatics within the limitations of twin-engined aircraft. \u00a0 \nVariants \nMC-12 Cri-Cri \nModel with a cruising speed of 185 km/h (100 knots, or 114.9 miles per hour) and range of 500 km (310.6 standard miles, 270 nautical miles). \nMC-15 Cri-Cri \nModel powered by two JPX PUL 212 15 horsepower (11 kW) engines. \nMC-15 Cri-Cri Jet \nModel powered by two PBS VB TJ20 210 newtons (47 lbf) turbojet engines.