Breguet Br.1050 Alizé
The Breguet Br.1050 Alizé is a French anti-submarine warfare aircraft, embarked on aircraft carriers. It was commissioned in the early 1960s and 89 were built (twelve of which were exported to India) and used until September 2000 after 330,000 flight hours and 43 years of service.
The first of the three Alizé prototypes made its maiden flight on 5 October 1956.
In France, the Alizé was used on the aircraft carriers Clemenceau, Foch and Arromanches, but also on land for training.
At the end of 1997, the Aéronautique Navale was still using 24 of them for coastal surveillance, but not offshore anymore. The last Br.1050 Alizé was withdrawn from service on 15 September 2000, with the sale of the Foch to the Brazilian Navy.
The French Alizé carried out numerous maritime surveillance missions off Lebanon in the 1980s, then in the Persian Gulf during Operation Salamander. The Alizé was used during the Kosovo war operations with NATO in the spring of 1999, from the aircraft carrier Foch.
In 2000, the last Alizé was withdrawn from service, and today only one remains in flying condition, the 59 belonging to the association Alizé Marine.
This aircraft, which left the factory in 1959, celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019. From the 6F to the Alizé Marine association, this aircraft has never left Nîmes.
Manufacturing date: 1959 Serial number: 59 Livery: Aéronautique Navale