Bucker CASA 1131 E, F-AZZF

Bucker CASA 1131 E, F-AZZF

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Corsaire Mauboussin

Corsaire Mauboussin

© Jean-Pierre Touzeau © Jean-Pierre Touzeau © Jean-Pierre Touzeau © Jean-Pierre Touzeau 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…
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BF108, AMPAA

BF108, AMPAA

© Eric Bannwarth © Lufteaux © MTEA The Bf 108, is a single engine four seater, designed in 1934 as a private tourer. Its line production actually started in 1936, when the Luftwaffe chose it as liaison aircraft. In February 1942, the production moved to France, at the Les Mureaux, within the factory of the SNCAN (“Société nationale de constructions aéronautiques du Nord”) but the production is struggling to gain momentum. During the Occupation, about 70 Bf 108 are built under licence as Bf 108 D1, that will later be renamed Nord 1000 Pingouin, and then Nord 1001 and 1002…
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Boeing Stearman 75, N56938

Boeing Stearman 75, N56938

© Jean-Pierre Touzeau Boeing Stearman modèle 75, N56938 © Jean-Pierre Touzeau © Jean-Pierre Touzeau This Boeing Stearman Model 75 was built in 1941 at the Stearman factory in Wichita acquired by Boeing.This ‘US Navy N2S-3’ version is equipped with a 220 hp Continental W-670 engine.It was delivered to the Canadian air forces under the registration FJ 804. Once the aircraft was demobilised, it was sold to the United States, which reformed it in stride in 1946. It was bought in 1947, and then became a crop duster aircraft.It received a more powerful engine, modified wings and a crop-dusting system with a tank mounted in the…
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Alouette III

Alouette III

MissionsSupport for forces at seaTrainingFeatures and equipmentLength: 12.8 mRotor diameter: 11 mWeight: 1.1 tonnes emptySpeed: max 110 knotsCrew: 2 pilots and 1 operator1 Turbomeca Astazou XIV turbineAltitude: up to 10,000 feetRange: 2h30 or 325 nautical miles
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T-28A Fennec, Aerofox, F-AZHR

T-28A Fennec, Aerofox, F-AZHR

© Jean-Marc Poincin © Jean-Marc Poincin © Jean-Marc Poincin © Jean-Marc Poincin © Jean-Marc Poincin On the tarmac, you will be impressed by its clumsy appearance and large dimensions but do not be fooled by appearances, in flight the T 28 is very homogeneous, allowing it to perform all combat and basic aerobatic figures. Built by the North American company in the early 1950s, the T 28 was intended for training US Air Force pilots. At the end of the 1950s, France will use this plane, renamed FENNEC, during the Algerian conflict. Technical specifications Single-engine low-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle…
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Stampe SV-4, F-AYGG

Stampe SV-4, F-AYGG

© Eric Delehelle © Eric Delehelle © Eric Delehelle © Eric Delehelle © Bruno Muthelet © Jean-Pierre Touzeau © Julien Villiere © Sylvain Gourheu The Stampe SV-4 is an aerobatic training biplane. It was designed by Belgian Jean Stampe and Maurice Vertongen, who started producing it in 1937. After the war, France produced nearly a thousand. SNCAN (Société Nationale des Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord) manufactured 701, and the AIA (Industrial Aeronautics Workshop) of Algiers 150, including the one presented here. The Air Force presentation squadron, ancestor of the Patrouille de France, was even equipped in 1947. F-AYGG, built in 1949,…
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BOEING STEARMAN KAYDET, PT17 / N2S, F-AZXN

BOEING STEARMAN KAYDET, PT17 / N2S, F-AZXN

© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre TouzeauLa Mort aux Trousses / North by North West Précédent Suivant The Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet takes you back to the 1930s.This beautiful biplane, with its radial engine, has travelled through the ages, changing roles successfully.The ‘Kaydet’ was designed the Stearman aircraft subsidiary of Boing, in answer to a request by the US forces for a basic trainer.In 1931, Lloyd Stearman left the company that he had founded, and therefore, so didn’t share anything in the conception neither the production of the Stearman that bear his name.Under the designation PT-13 (Primary Trainer then PT-17,…
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