Dassault MD 311 Flamant (which means Flamingo in French) with its glazed nose with a bomb site fitted, it was a bombing, navigation and photography training aircraft. Engines two Renault – Snecma 12T of 580 cv, registration F-AZDR.

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~ by starflight on July 20, 2009.

One Response to “Dassault MD 311 Flamant (which means Flamingo in French) with its glazed nose with a bomb site fitted, it was a bombing, navigation and photography training aircraft. Engines two Renault – Snecma 12T of 580 cv, registration F-AZDR.”

  1. Hi, T’rance, Bomb Sight is spelt like that, a bomb site is one of those shameful holes in the City of London which continued to blight the London landscape years after the losers had rebuilt all their cities and re-faced the Mohne dam into the bargain. This little aerodyne appears to have a pair of Gypsy Majors ?? With a lot more Chevaux of course.
    There was a Miles Marathon which had four Gypsies, and everything on it worked off the electrics, like the French a/c elsewhere used pneumatics.
    It turned out that because the gear, flaps, etc were all powered from the one source, with no back up, the Miles Marathon could not get a U.K. C of A.
    You’d have thought that Miles might have read the Air Worthiness Regs. before they built their four engined high speed airliner, but no, and so the RAF was the only customer for what was a really nice a/c to fly, and it too was a navigation trainer in the 1950s.

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