Military fact sheets

SPAD S.VII

The SPAD S.VII was the first of a series of highly successful biplane fighter aircraft produced by Société Pour L’Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) during the First World War. Developing nation: France. Manufacturer/designer: SPAD (Société […]

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Nemesis NXT Big Frog

The prototype Nemesis NXT, race number 3x (N333XT), flown by Jon Sharp, won the 2008 Reno Air Races Sport Class championship, setting a new race record speed of 631 km/h (392 mph) to 653 km/h (406+ […]

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ATR 42MP Surveyor

The ATR 42 is a twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliner built in France and Italy by ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de Transport Régional). The military version the ATR 42 “Surveyor” is a maritime […]

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Dassault Mirage FI

The Mirage F1 was designed in the same period as the F2 and it had to be the successor of the Mirage IIIC after a government contract that was awarded by the French authorities in […]

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SOCATA TBM850

The SOCATA TBM850 is a high performance single engine turboprop powered light business and corporate transport. Developing nation: France Manufacturer/designer:  Socata. Production line: Tarbes. Type aircraft: Single engine corporate turboprop. First flight: February 25, 2005. […]

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Mudry CAP 232

The CAP 232 is designed by Auguste Mudry. After Mudry’s bankruptcy in 1996, Akrotech Europe took over the CAP series in May 1997, and in January 1999 changed name to CAP Aviation. The CAP 232 […]

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Dassault Falcon 7X

The Dassault Falcon 7X is a large-cabin, long range business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation, the flagship offering of their business jet line. It was first presented to the public at the 2005 Paris Air […]

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Airbus A400M

The A400M program is a direct result of a commonly expressed need by 8 European air forces for a new generation military airlifter. Airbus A400M timeline: The Airbus A400M development started in the seventies as […]

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Caudron-Renault CR760

The CR760 was first presented as the C 715 by Marcel Riffard in 1937, originally intended to be powered by a new Renault 16 cylinder air cooled engine that was being developed. Because the new […]

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Sud Aviation (Aerospatiale) Caravelle

The Sud Aviation (Aerospatiale) Caravelle) was the world’s first short/medium-range jet airliner. Designed to a requirement for a short range jet, SNCASE (Societe Nationale de Constructions Aeronautiques de Sud-Est) responded with an aircraft with engines […]

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Aerospatiale/British Aerospace Concorde

Aerospatiale joined with British Aerospace to create supersonic transport (SST) Concorde airliner, the first example of which flew on March 2, 1969. The development costs of the Concorde were so great that they could never […]