Lockheed L-12 Electra, F-AZLL

Lockheed L-12 Electra, F-AZLL

© Sophie-Juby© Sophie-Juby© Sophie-Juby© Sophie-Juby© Sophie-Juby© Sophie-Juby Précédent Suivant Le Lockheed L-12 Electra Junior est un bimoteur de transport léger de l’entre-deux-guerres développé par l’avionneur américain Lockheed. Extrapolation du L.10 Electra, le L.12 Electra Junior ne trouva pas de débouché sur le marché pour lequel il avait été construit.Boudé par les compagnies d’apport, il fit en revanche le bonheur de l’aviation d’affaires naissante et fut utilisé par Sidney Cotton pour espionner les préparatifs militaires allemands et italiens en 1939. Quelques exemplaires militaires furent également livrés, mais contrairement à Beechcraft dont le Model 18 fut adapté à la demande militaire, l’Electra Junior ne fut…
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Nord 2501 “Noratlas”, F-AZVM

Nord 2501 “Noratlas”, F-AZVM

© Xavier Meal© Xavier Meal© Xavier MealNord 2501 "Noratlas"Nord 2501 "Noratlas"Nord 2501 "Noratlas"Nord 2501 "Noratlas"Nord 2501 "Noratlas" Précédent Suivant © Xavier Meal At the end of the Second World War, the French Air Force needed a structured and reliable air transport.Equipped with a variety of aircraft (Douglas C-47 "Dakota", Junker 52 "Toucan"...), it needed an aircraft with the capacity to carry and parachute personnel and heavy equipment to carry out the specific missions it was required to carry out. To meet this demand, the Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord (S.N.C.A.N.) designed in July 1948 a single-fuselage, double-girder prototype…
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JUNKERS 52, “Tante Ju” F-AZJU

JUNKERS 52, “Tante Ju” F-AZJU

© Jean-Baptiste Blumenfeld© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau Previous Next © Jean-Baptiste Blumenfeld The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed “Tante Ju” in German and “Iron Annie” by the English) was a corrugated iron transport aircraft manufactured by the German firm Junkers from the 1930s. Built in more than 4,800 units, it was used by many airlines, but also as a military transport aircraft and bomber during WWII.Originally designed as a single-engine aircraft, it was transformed into a three engine with the addition of an engine on each wing, which is simpler in design than transforming it into a…
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DC-3, F-AZOX

DC-3, F-AZOX

© Dakota sur la Normandie© Dakota sur la Normandie© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre TouzeauMontbatten / F-AZOX Previous Next © Jean-Pierre Touzeau The Douglas DC-3 (civilian designation) or C-47 (military designation), or Dakota (nickname given in the Royal Air Force) made its first flight in December 1935. Born in California, in Santa Monica, it embodies modern air transport, that is reliable, comfortable, resolutely modern and efficient.Transformed for the needs of the war into a military transport aircraft, the DC-3, which became the C-47 Skytrain, was the hero of 6 June 1944, when it dropped…
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DC-3, F-AZTE

DC-3, F-AZTE

  © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Daniel Danel   © France DC-3   © France DC-3   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Previous Next © France DC3 The first flight of the DC3 took place on 17 December 1935. It went into service with American Airlines on 25 June 1936. Successor to the DC2, this aircraft revolutionised air transport. It was one generation ahead of its time and is still in service today as a commercial transport aircraft in some countries of the world, such as Bolivia and Canada. This…
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Classic formation

Classic formation

© Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch © Ian Lienhard - il-photography.ch The “Classic formation”, based in Switzerland, is composed of four transport planes from the 1940s, sporting magnificent polished liveries: a Douglas DC-3 and three Beech 18s.
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