Breguet Br.1050 Alizé

Breguet Br.1050 Alizé

  © Xavier Méal   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Previous Next © Jean-Pierre Touzeau 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…
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Grumman TBM Avenger F-AZJA

Grumman TBM Avenger F-AZJA

@ Pascal Rioland @ Alain Bartier @ Anthony Rue The TBM Avenger is a large, well-armed three-seater, fitted with a large cargo bay capable of accommodating a torpedo or a load of bombs and powered by a Wright R-2800 of 1700 hp.This aircraft was designed in 1940, its first flight took place on August 1, 1941 and the assembly line built for its construction was inaugurated on December 7, 1941, the very day of the attack on Pearl Harbor.It entered service in 1942 and was first used in the Battle of Midway.As the aircraft gained a reputation for efficiency in…
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Skyraider F-AZHK Sandy

Skyraider F-AZHK Sandy

Skyraider Sandy © Xavier MéalSkyraider Sandy © Xavier MéalSkyraider Sandy © Xavier MéalSkyraider Sandy © Xavier MéalSkyraider Sandy © Xavier MéalSkyraider Sandy © Xavier MéalSkyraider © Franck Tharsis© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau Précédent Suivant Skyraider Sandy © Xavier Méal The Douglas Skyraider remained in active service in the US and Vietnam until 1972.It is the largest and most powerful single-engine propeller-driven fighter bomber ever built, and holds the longevity record for such an aircraft.This Skyraider was built in 1951 in El Secundo, California.It served until 1958 in the US NAVY.Bought by France in 1960 to serve in Algeria…
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Beech 18 F-AZEJ

Beech 18 F-AZEJ

Beech 18 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Beech 18 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Beech 18 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Beech 18 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Beech 18 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Beech 18 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau This aircraft left the Beech Aircraft Corporation factories in 1958. It was used by the Kentucky Aero Department from November 1961 to January 1970, then based in Coral Gables in Florida until its departure for France in 1973. Its new owner, the “Pyrenair” company operated it for parachutists jumps until 1979.After its acquisition in 1983 by the Amicale Jean Baptiste Salis, it remained registered F-BTCS until 1989, then after a…
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B-25J Mitchell

B-25J Mitchell

B-25 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau B-25 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau © Miro Majcen B25 © UgoVicenzi The Flying Bulls B-25 Mitchell was manufactured in 1945 in Kansas City (USA) and fortunately not used in World War 2.It was initially used as a test platform – but it landed in an aircraft cemetery in Arizona while still young. There it was acquired by a company that wanted to convert this B-25 into a fire fighting plane – but nothing came of this.In the eighties, this plane was acquired by an aviation club in Kansas City and was presented at air shows.It was discovered…
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