Aeronca L-3B, F-AYTH

Aeronca L-3B, F-AYTH

© Xavier Méal© Xavier Méal© Xavier Méal© Xavier Méal© Xavier Méal© Xavier Méal Previous Next The L-3B is one of the four types of light observation aircraft that operated during the Second World War.Very similar to the famous Piper L-4, and with an identical engine, it is however slightly more powerful and of a slightly more sophisticated construction. This is logical as Piper was looking for economy on the Ford T model. The L-3 was flown from the front seat in solo mode, unlike the L-4.In 1943, the first observation aircraft made available to the Free French by the American…
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Morane-Saulnier MS 760 “Paris”, F-AZLT

Morane-Saulnier MS 760 “Paris”, F-AZLT

© Sylvain Gourheu© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Aeropassion© Aeropassion© Aeropassion© Aeropassion© Aeropassion© Aeropassion© Aeropassion Précédent Suivant © Jean-Pierre Touzeau On 26 January 1953, Morane-Saulnier flew the prototype MS 755 'Fleuret', a two-seater side-by-side jet trainer, which was the unfortunate competitor to the Fouga Magister in an official order from the French state. Although it was eliminated, the Fleuret was used as the basis for the Morane-Saulnier MS 760 "Paris", the firm having turned to a four-seat fast liaison version. This aircraft, first called the "Fleuret II" and later renamed the "Paris", can be considered the world's first business "jet" and also the first…
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Dassault  MD312 Flamant, F-AZZR

Dassault MD312 Flamant, F-AZZR

@ Nicolas Jarry Flamant In June 1945, the French Air Force issued an invitation to tender for a liaison aircraft equipped with two Lorraine Béarn engines. Marcel Dassault took over the work carried out by Bordeaux-Aéronautique (BA 30 project) during the German occupation and modified it. In July 1946, two prototypes were ordered by the Army:The first production MD 315 (Flamant I) was accepted on 27 February 1949 by the French Air Force, which gave the aircraft its name. This initial version was followed by other variants:- The MD 312 (Flamant II), with dual controls for pilot training, which made…
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MS505 Criquet (Fieseler Storch), F-BEJF

MS505 Criquet (Fieseler Storch), F-BEJF

© Jean-Pierre Touzeau © Jean-Pierre Touzeau @ Nicolas Jerry @ Florent Peraudeau @ Laurent Querite @ Laurent Querite The Fieseler 156 Storch is an astonishing machine capable of taking off in less than 65 m, landing in about 20 metres and standing almost motionless in the air against the wind. Born from a project dating back to 1935, accepted after testing by the Luftwaffe in 1937, it was used for liaison, observation, transport of the wounded, commando missions and served on all fronts throughout the war. After the war in France, Morane-Saulnier built Storches which they called Criquet.
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Spartan 7W-25 Executive

Spartan 7W-25 Executive

Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Photo © PEL Aviation Photography Developed by James B. Ford of Spartan Aircraft Co., the Executive was a luxurious, fast, and expensive aircraft intended for wealthy private owners. The first flight of this light business aircraft was made in January 1936. Including the prototype, this aircraft with a capacity of three or four passengers, in addition to the pilot, was…
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Piper L-4B, F-GHIP

Piper L-4B, F-GHIP

F-GHIP © Pascal Rousseau F-GHIP © Pascal Rousseau Martin Hodeau © Studio cui-cui Le Piper Cub, (Piper J3) est un avion léger, construit à partir de 1937 à 1947 aux Etats-Unis par Piper Aircraft.Avion en tandem (deux places l’une derrière l’autre), il était au départ simplement destiné à l’apprentissage du pilotage. Mais grâce à sa simplicité, son faible coût, il est dévenu un des avions les plus populaires et connu de tous les temps. Ceci n’est pas sans rappeller ce que la Ford T est à l’automobile.Lorsque l’Armée américaine chercha un avion de liaison et observation, Piper Aircraft modifia le…
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STINSON L-5, F-AYLV

STINSON L-5, F-AYLV

© Ham and Jam © Xavier Méal© Xavier Méal Previous Next The Stinson L-5 Sentinel had a paramount role in the Pacific theatre.Thanks to its short take-off and landing performances, it could land in small clearings to retrieve the wounded or stranded men. Thanks to the "Brodie system", it could even tcould take off or land with the aircraft hooked to a trolley that ran along a cable. The cable and trolley could be rigged on very short jungle fields, or even on ships. F-AYLV, rolled out of the Vultee/Stinson Factories, Wayne, Michigan, in early January 1944, with build number…
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