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  • 1950s French Aircraft - the Post-World War 2 Rebuild Period

    1950s French Aircraft - the Post-World War 2 Rebuild Period

    The recovering French aviation industry faced a long road after World War 2, eventually able to field a capable and modern fighting force.





    French air power lay in ruins following the end of World War 2 in 1945. It would take an entire decade for the industry to catch up and begin providing homegrown solutions to worldwide requirements. The classic Etendard, Mirage and Magister were all children of the revitalized French aero industry to come.


    There are a total of (31) 1950s French Aircraft - the Post-World War 2 Rebuild Period in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    A
     1 


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II

    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    Light Utility Helicopter
    A
     2 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)

    Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    Military Transport
    B
     3 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Beechcraft T-34 Mentor

    Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
    Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    B
     4 


    1958
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 707

    Boeing 707
    Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    B
     5 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

    Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
    Inflight Refueling Special Purpose Aircraft
    B
     6 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)

    Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
    Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    C
     7 


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Canadair CT-133 Silver Star

    Canadair CT-133 Silver Star
    Jet Trainer
    C
     8 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Cessna 172

    Cessna 172
    Light Utility Aircraft
    C
     9 


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)

    Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)
    Liaison and Observation Aircraft
    D
     10 


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)

    Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
    D
     11 


    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere

    Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere
    Strike Fighter
    d
     12 


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.106 Comet

    de Havilland DH.106 Comet
    Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    d
     13 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom

    de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom
    Carrier-based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    D
     14 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)

    Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
    Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Light Utility Aircraft
    D
     15 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas DC-8

    Douglas DC-8
    Long-Range Passenger Transport
    E
     16 


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the English Electric Canberra

    English Electric Canberra
    High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    F
     17 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Fouga CM.170 Magister

    Fouga CM.170 Magister
    Jet Powered Trainer Aircraft
    G
     18 


    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F)

    Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F)
    Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    L
     19 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules

    Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
    M
     20 


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin P5M Marlin

    Martin P5M Marlin
    Maritime Service Flying Boat
    N
     21 


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the Nord 1601

    Nord 1601
    Aerodynamic Jet-Powered Research Aircraft
    N
     22 


    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the North American F-100 Super Sabre

    North American F-100 Super Sabre
    Fighter-Bomber / Air Superiority / Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft
    P
     23 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse

    Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
    Cargo /Passenger Transport Tandem-Rotor Helicopter
    S
     24 


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw

    Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
    Multi-Purpose Transport Helicopter
    S
     25 


    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw

    Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
    Transport / Close-Support Helicopter
    S
     26 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal)

    SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal)
    Prototype Fighter-Interceptor
    S
     27 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the SNCASE S.E.5000 (Baroudeur)

    SNCASE S.E.5000 (Baroudeur)
    Lightweight Strike Fighter Prototype
    S
     28 


    1958
    Thumbnail picture of the Sud-Ouest SO 4050 Vautour

    Sud-Ouest SO 4050 Vautour
    Fighter-Bomber
    S
     29 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Sud-Ouest SO 9000 Trident

    Sud-Ouest SO 9000 Trident
    Research Interceptor Aircraft
    S
     30 


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)

    Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
    Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
    V
     31 


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought F-8 Crusader

    Vought F-8 Crusader
    Carrier-Borne Naval Fighter