Airplanes Planes Used By French Air Force

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List of planes used by French Air Force. Plane models are listed alphabetically and include additional information about each individual French Air Force aircrafts. French Air Force uses, or at some point has used, these planes. This list answers the questions "what kind of aircraft does French Air Force use?" and "what plane am I flying on French Air Force?" List includes photos of the French Air Force planes when available, to help clear up what airplanes French Air Force flies. List is made up of many different items, including Potez 25 and Eurocopter Panther. (91 items)

The Martin Model 167 was an American-designed light bomber that first flew in 1939. It saw action in World War II with France and the United Kingdom, where it was called the Maryland. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Light bomber, Reconnaissance aircraft

Manufacturer: Glenn L. Martin Company

Introduced: Jan 01 1940

Length (m): 14.22

Wingspan (m): 18.7

Maiden Flight: Jan 01 1939

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Douglas A-26 Invader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Planes Used By French Air Force
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The Douglas A-26 Invader is a twin-engined light bomber and attack aircraft built by Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II which also saw service during several major Cold War conflicts. A limited number of highly modified U.S. Air Force aircraft served in Southeast Asia until 1969. It was found to be a fast aircraft capable of carrying twice its specified bomb load. A range of guns could be fitted to produce a formidable ground-attack aircraft. The postwar re-designation of the type from A-26 to B-26 has led to popular confusion with the Martin B-26 Marauder which first flew in November 1940, some 16 months before the Douglas design's maiden flight. Although both types were powered ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Light bomber

Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company

Length (m): 15.24

Wingspan (m): 21.34

Maiden Flight: Jul 10 1942

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Aérospatiale Alouette II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Planes Used By French Air Force
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The Aérospatiale Alouette II is a light helicopter originally manufactured by Sud Aviation and later Aérospatiale, both of France. The Alouette II was the first production helicopter to use a gas turbine engine instead of the conventional heavier piston powerplant. The Alouette II was mostly used for military purposes in observation, photography, air-sea rescue, liaison and training, but it has also carried anti-tank missiles and homing torpedoes. As a civilian helicopter it was used for casualty evacuation, crop-spraying and as a flying crane. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Light helicopter

Manufacturer: Sud Aviation, Aérospatiale

Introduced: May 02 1957

Length (m): 9.66

Wingspan (m): 10.21

Maiden Flight: Mar 12 1955

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Airbus A400M Atlas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Planes Used By French Air Force
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The Airbus A400M Atlas is a multi-national four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus Military as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft, such as the Transall C-160 and the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules. The A400M can perform mission roles other than transportation, including electronic surveillance and aerial refuelling. The A400M's maiden flight, originally planned for 2008, took place on 11 December 2009 from Seville, Spain. Between 2009-2010, the A400M faced cancellation as a result of development program delays and cost overruns; however, the customer nations chose to maintain their support of the project. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Long-range military transport

Manufacturer: Airbus Military

Introduced: Jan 01 2009

Length (m): 45.06

Wingspan (m): 42.39

Maiden Flight: Dec 11 2009

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