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1950s French Aircraft (1950-1959) - Developments of a Rebuilding Nation

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

1950s French Aircraft (1950-1959) - Developments of a Rebuilding Nation

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

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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 35 1950s French Aircraft (1950-1959) - Developments of a Rebuilding Nation in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.





#1
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II
Aerospatiale Alouette II
Light Utility Helicopter
#2
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)
Antonov An-12 (Cub)
Military Transport Aircraft
#3
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
#4
1958
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing 707
Boeing 707
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
#5
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Airborne Refueling Tanker / Special Mission Military Aircraft
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
#7
1951
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canadair CT-133 Silver Star
Canadair CT-133 Silver Star
Jet Trainer
#8
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Cessna 172
Cessna 172
Light Utility Aircraft
#9
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)
Liaison / Observation Aircraft
#10
1952
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#11
1955
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dassault MD.452 Mystere
Dassault MD.452 Mystere
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#12
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dassault MD.454 Mystere IV
Dassault MD.454 Mystere IV
Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
#13
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dassault Super Mystere
Dassault Super Mystere
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#14
1952
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the de Havilland DH.106 Comet
de Havilland DH.106 Comet
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner Aircraft
#15
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom
de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom
Carrier-based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#16
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Light Utility Aircraft
#17
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Douglas DC-8
Douglas DC-8
Medium- / Long-Range Passenger Jet Airliner
#18
1951
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the English Electric Canberra
English Electric Canberra
High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#19
1958
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fokker F27 Friendship
Fokker F27 Friendship
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
#20
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fouga CM.170 Magister
Fouga CM.170 Magister
Jet Powered Trainer Aircraft
#21
1954
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F)
Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft
#22
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
#23
1952
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Martin P5M Marlin
Martin P5M Marlin
Maritime Service Flying Boat Aircraft
#24
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Nord 1500 (Griffon)
Nord 1500 (Griffon)
Experimental Ramjet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
#25
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Nord 1601
Nord 1601
Aerodynamic Jet-Powered Research Aircraft
#26
1954
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Air Superiority / Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft
#27
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
Cargo /Passenger Transport Tandem-Rotor Helicopter
#28
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Transport Utility Helicopter
#29
1954
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
Transport / Close-Support Helicopter
#30
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal)
SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal)
Prototype Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
#31
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SNCASE S.E.5000 (Baroudeur)
SNCASE S.E.5000 (Baroudeur)
Lightweight Strike Fighter Prototype Aircraft
#32
1958
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sud-Ouest SO 4050 Vautour
Sud-Ouest SO 4050 Vautour
Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#33
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sud-Ouest SO 9000 / SO 9050 Trident
Sud-Ouest SO 9000 / SO 9050 Trident
Military Research / Interceptor Aircraft
#34
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
#35
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vought F-8 Crusader
Vought F-8 Crusader
Carrier-Borne Naval Fighter Aicraft