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    Post-WWII French Ejection Seat research?

    I wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of original reports, papers and recollections about the testing by the french (and possibly British / Americans) or captured German ejector seat technology at the end of WWII. Any assistance you could give me in this matter would be...
  2. R

    Dassault MD 450 Ouragan - early concept?

    "In September 1947, a series of talks outlining the project took place between Dassault and the Bureau d'Etudes et Plans d'Etat Major. The French government's response to the proposal was positive; however no firm order for the aircraft was placed at this time, necessitating the project to...
  3. monochromelody

    Euromissile HOT ATLAS launcher

    Few years before I came over a unique HOT missile launcher mounted on a rover. Known as HOT ATLAS, it is the only man-power operated HOT launcher, service in Moroccan Army. Any further info or pics about it?
  4. Grey Havoc

    D-Day 77th Anniversary

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CLf34t9hGY View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfqTxDSOrqM View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z-CjczAGuM
  5. Tzoli

    French Radar Sets

    Not sure where to ask but here it is: Is there a comprehensive list of French Radars (Both land and naval based) which was developed? Did France able to start developing radar technology before the capitulation or it was kick-started by British and American equipment after the war? To my...
  6. T

    Alpha Jet

    While some weird dudes are celebrating the epitomized image of an autocrat, the french AdlAE discretely commemorates one of its hero pilot (Poet and novelist), Mr Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Free French air Force pilot, Croix de Guerre with palms, MIA, with the birth of its most famous character...
  7. Grey Havoc

    French and other proposals for Canadian nuclear icebreaker (Polar 10) project, late 1970s / early 1980s

    Does anyone have any information on the French design at least? The program was a precursor to the equally ill-fated (non-nuclear) Polar 8 icebreaker program of the 1980s. The only hard info I have on the French proposal at the moment is that the reactor was a CAS (Advanced Series Boiler)...
  8. Deltafan

    Dassault Falcon

    First flight of the Dassault Falcon 6X https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-03-10/first-flight-dassault-falcon-6x
  9. Grey Havoc

    COSPAS-S&RSAT

    https://earth.esa.int/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/c-missions/cospas https://cospas-sarsat.int/en/ https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/space/galileo/sar_en
  10. A

    The AFVG option

    May 17 1965 - with some differences. The supersonic requirement for a trainer is canned, end result is an AlphaJet / Hawk hybrid. Staunchly subsonic, can't growth into Jaguar. Breguet still goes under and is forced into Dassault as a job program 1967-69. The program is consolidated as a Fouga...
  11. Hood

    RTM.322 Turbofan Variant

    I have come across a turbofan variant of the RTM.322, the RTM.322-20 rated at 2,338lbf. The project was circa 1984. The only aircraft I know of proposed for the engine was the BAe P.164-108A trainer. I found a diagram of the RTM.322-20 which is attached. Does anyone have any further details...
  12. Grey Havoc

    European Patrol Corvette (EPC)

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/02/07/spain-seen-joining-greece-france-italy-on-european-patrol-corvette-program/
  13. A

    Whatif: Breguet compete with Dassault (1955 - 1970)

    Louis Breguet died in 1955, unfortunately, and the company was finally eaten by Dassault in the late 60's. They nonetheless gave a lot of worries to Dassault when they won ECAT in 1963, later known as the Jaguar. Because, you see, by the late 50's Dassault had managed to crush any opposition on...
  14. Grey Havoc

    Endgame for Iran Nuclear deal?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51104579 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51109166
  15. M

    France to develop anti satellite lasers and "defensive" mini babysitting satellites

    https://www.france24.com/en/20190725-france-develop-anti-satellite-laser-weapons-minister https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-space-defence/france-to-launch-fearsome-surveillance-satellites-to-bolster-space-defences-idUKKCN1UK1TR?utm_source=reddit.com
  16. Grey Havoc

    Commandement des Opérations Espace

    This thread is for the new High Command (or grand operations command in the French air force's parlance) for Space Operations of the Armée de l'Air Française that President Macron has just announced. A Space Force in other words. Apparently Macron intends to eventually rename the air force as...
  17. V

    Société d'Etudes Aéronautiques (SEA) designations

    Does anyone have info on the following planes built by the Société d'Etudes Aéronautiques (SEA), since I could find at Aviafrance info for only the SEA IV: SEA I SEA II SEA III SEA VI
  18. V

    Borel designations

    I came across the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Aircraft/Missing_articles/1 and I wanted to ask if anyone has info on these Borel planes: Borel Bo.1 Borel Bo.2 Borel Bo.3 Borel Bo.4 Borel Bo.5 Borel Bo.6 Borel Bo.7 Borel Bo.8 Borel Bo.9 Borel Bo.10 Borel Bo.12 Borel...
  19. Lascaris

    AFVG prospects with roles reversed

    As discussed all too many times, in real life Dassault was not entirely happy with participation in the AFVG program, with British design leadership for the airframe. This would lead to Dassault putting forward its own alternative designs and in the end contribute to the French abandoning the...
  20. JAZZ

    PA NG - next gen French Aircraft carrier program

    DCN's offering to the PA-2 requirement - conventional layout and non-nuclear.
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