Archive for the 'France' Category

So French: Max Holste M.H.1521 Broussard

• October 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

F-AZSA – Morane Saulnier MS 733 Alcyon; english: Kingfisher is a two or three-seat basic trainer.

• July 25, 2009 • 1 Comment

The Nord Aviation 3202 a 1950s French military trainer

• July 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

SIAI-Marchetti SF-260WL; F-GMRF in the colours of the Force Aérienne de Burkina Faso (FABF) which added 5 of these to its aviation inventory in 1986 but has it seems has disposed of them since, The FABF has 19 various aircraft at present. This ex-French colony gained its Independence as Upper Volta in 1960. Before 1984 the national colours were red, white and black, but have since been changed to the pan-African colours of red, yellow and green. The roundel is based on the national flag this is red over green, split horizontally, with a yellow star which can be seen here on the fin.

• July 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Morane-Saulnier MS.315 is an unusual oldie, a parasol-winged monoplane with a tailwheel landing gear, powered by a Salmson 135 hp 9Nc radial engine.

• July 23, 2009 • 1 Comment

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.

• July 20, 2009 • 1 Comment

Aérospatiale Alouette II. SE 3130, first flew on March 1955 and set a new helicopter altitude record of 10,984 m. on June 13 It made military history by being the first helicopter worldwide to be equipped with anti-tank missiles over 1500 Alouette II’s have been built and was in use in over 80 countries including 47 armed forces.

• July 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment