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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2011, 06:35:48 am »
another 3 views

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2011, 06:42:51 am »
FIRST FLIGHT

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2011, 06:46:19 am »
Dear Boys and Girls, here is a short feature in French about the first options taken on the Avions Marcel Dassault Mercure airliner. Air Inter remained the only customer for the Mercure; here the full scale mock-up is decorated in Air Inter livery......

The feature comes from the 1st October 1969 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2011, 06:51:35 am »
INSIDE THE PLANE

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2011, 06:54:52 am »
INSIDE THE PLANE

Thank you Toura, I have visited that Mercure stored at Orly. It has a noticeably wider passenger cabin than a Boeing 737/727/757.

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2011, 06:59:37 am »
THE F-WTCC with the second tail

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2011, 07:04:10 am »
Another livery

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2011, 07:06:16 am »
How are you Caraavellarella.

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2011, 07:19:04 am »
How are you Caraavellarella.

I'm having a Mercure moment, thank you Toura ;D......

Here is a picture with a caption in French of the full-scale mock-up of the Avions Marcel Dassault Mercure being moved past L'Arc de Triomphe on the night of 19th/20th May 1969 en route to Le Bourget (I assume for the 1969 Paris Salon), for you......

The picture comes from the 1st June 1969 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2011, 07:55:46 am »
Hi Caravellarella
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
This is VERY interesting !

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2011, 08:25:28 am »
Hi Caravellarella
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
This is VERY interesting !

You're welcome Toura ;D. Here is another article in French about the Avions Marcel Dassault Mercure short-range jet airliner; it features many pictures of the full-scale mock-up (la Maquette-grandeur)......

The article comes from the 15th October 1969 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2011, 03:20:18 am »
Dear Boys and Girls, here is an advertisement in French proclaiming the options taken on the Avions Marcel Dassault Mercure airliner by the French domestic airline Air Inter ......

The advertisement comes from the 1st November 1969 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

Terry (Caravellarella)
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Maybe it's MAYBELLINE......
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Dear Boys and Girls, here is a short column about proposed collaboration between Avions Marcel Dassault-Bréguet Aviation, McDonnell-Douglas, Aérospatiale and any other potential European partners to produce the Mercure 200 "project". From this point the Mercure 200 was usually called ASMR......

The column comes from the December 1976 issue of Air International......

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Re: Dassault « Mercure » airliner
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2011, 04:41:33 pm »
Dear Boys and Girls, here is a 3-page advertisement in French for the Avions Marcel Dassault Mercure airliner......

The advertisement comes from the 1st May 1969 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

Terry (Caravellarella)
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I can scarcely contain my indifference......
Maybe it's MAYBELLINE......
Vamp till ready......
RIMMEL; get the London Look......

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Dear Boys and Girls, here are a pair of articles about the proposed collaboration between Avions Marcel Dassault-Bréguet Aviation, McDonnell-Douglas, Aérospatiale and any other potential European partners to produce the Mercure 200 or ASMR "project"; the articles give an indication of the tortuous way ahead for the "project"; most likely promped by the lack of airline customer interest. At this point the "project" to develop the Mercure split into two parallel "projects"......

The first article describes how McDonnell-Douglas chose to develop the Mercure 200-based ASMR into the ASMR-2 with an all-new supercritical wing. No indication is given of any participation by Avions Marcel Dassault-Bréguet Aviation or Aérospatiale in this ASMR-2 "project"; it eventually led (much further down the line) to the later, larger and all-new ATMR "project" for a twin-aisle Boeing 757 competitor......

The second article describes Avions Marcel Dassault-Bréguet Aviation's own plans to develop a slightly revised Mercure 200-1 and shorter Mercure 200-2 "projects"; a sign perhaps of increasingly desperate efforts to salvage something from the disastrous Mercure programme......

The articles come from the August 1977 issue of Air International......

Terry (Caravellarella)
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Because L'ORÉAL keeps telling me I'm worth it......
I can scarcely contain my indifference......
Maybe it's MAYBELLINE......
Vamp till ready......
RIMMEL; get the London Look......