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Nord 3202 Master

Nord 3202 Master F-AZIY/ZIY ex French Army

The Nord Aviation 3202 Master was a 1950s French military trainer aircraft designed and built by Nord Aviation to meet a French Army requirement for a two-seat basic trainer, as a replacement for the biplane Stampe SV.4.

  • Role: Two-seat trainer
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Nord Aviation
  • First flight: 17 April 1957
  • Retired: 1978
  • Status: Privately owned, or in museums
  • Operator: French Army
  • Number built: 101

Specifications (N 3202B)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 8.12 m (26 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 16.25 m² (175 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 860 kg (1,895 lb)
  • Maximum takeoff: 1,220 kg (2,690 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Potez 4D34, 190 kW (260 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
  • Range: 1,000 km (620 mi)
  • Service ceiling: m ( ft)
  • Rate of climb: m/min ( ft/min)

 

Stampe-Vertongen SV.4

Stampe-Vertongen Formation La Ferte Alais Airshow 2014

The Stampe et Vertongen SV.4 (also known as the Stampe SV.4 or just Stampe) is a Belgian two-seat trainer/tourer biplane designed and built by Stampe et Vertongen.

  • Role: Two-seat Biplane Trainer
  • National origin: Belgium
  • Manufacturer: Stampe et Vertongen
  • Production line: Antwerp
  • First flight: 1933
  • Retired: 1975
  • Status: Privately owned, or in museums
  • Number built: 940

Stampe-Vertongen SV.4C F-GPPJ

Military operators

  • Belgian Air Force
  • Belgian Congo Force Publique
  • French Air Force
  • French Army
  • French Navy
  • Royal Air Force

 S.N.C.A.N. SV.4A F-BDME

Specifications (Post-War SV.4B)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1-2
  • Length: 6.80 m (22 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.385 m (27 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.775 m (9 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 18.06 m² (194.4 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 520 kg (1146 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 770 kg (1697 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major X or Blackburn Cirrus Major III, 145 hp (108 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 101 knots (188 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 75 knots (140 km/h)
  • Range: 420 km (260 statute miles)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,000 m)

Stampe-Vertongen SV.4C  F-BCXD

Stampe-Vertongen SV.4A F-BCGQ

Dassault Rafale

Dassault Rafale M 38 French Navy

The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta-wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, and nuclear strike missions.

  • Role: Multirole fighter aircraft
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Dassault Aviation
  • First flight: 4 July 1986
  • Introduction: 18 May 2001
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1986–present
  • Number built: 133 (as of October 2014)

Military operators

  • French Air Force 180 have been ordered
  • French Navy
  • Egyptian Air Force 24 on order

Variants

  • Rafale A – Technology demonstrator, first flying in 1986
  • Rafale B – Two-seater version for the French Air Force
  • Rafale C – Single-seat version for the French Air Force
  • Rafale M – Carrier-borne version for the French Naval Aviation

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1–2
  • Length: 15.27 m (50.1 ft)
  • Wingspan: 10.80 m (35.4 ft)
  • Height: 5.34 m (17.5 ft)
  • Wing area: 45.7 m² (492 ft²)
  • Empty weight:
    • C: 9,500 kilograms (20,900 lb)
    • B: 9,770 kilograms (21,540 lb)
    • M: 10,196 kilograms (22,480 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 14,016 kg (30,900 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 24,500 kg (C/D), 22,200 kg (M) (54,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Snecma M88-2 turbofans
    • Dry thrust: 50.04 kN (11,250 lbf) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 75.62 kN (17,000 lbf) each
  • Fuel capacity: 4,700 kg (10,360 lb) internal

Performance

  • Maximum speed:
    • High altitude: Mach 1.8 (1,912 km/h, 1,032 knots)
    • Low altitude: Mach 1.1 (1,390 km/h, 750 knots)
  • Range: 3,700+ km (2,000+ nmi)  with 3 drop tanks
  • Combat radius: 1,852+ km (1,000+ nmi) on penetration mission
  • Service ceiling: 15,235 m (50,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 304.8+ m/s (60,000+ ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 306 kg/m² (62.8 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.988 (100% fuel, 2 EM A2A missile, 2 IR A2A missile) version M
  • Maximum g-load: +9/–3.6 g

Armament

  • Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.18 in) GIAT 30/M791 autocannon with 125 rounds
  • Hardpoints: 14 for Air Force versions (Rafale B/C), 13 for Navy version (Rafale M) with a capacity of 9,500 kg (20,900 lb) external fuel and ordnance and provisions to carry combinations of:
    • Missiles:
      • MBDA MICA IR or EM or Magic II and
      • MBDA Meteor air-to-air missiles in the future
    • Air-to-ground:
      • MBDA Apache or
      • Storm Shadow-SCALP EG or
      • AASM-Hammer or
      • GBU-12 Paveway II or GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II
      • GBU-24 Paveway III
      • AS-30L
    • Air-to-surface:
      • AM 39-Exocet
      • CVS401-Perseus
    • Deterrence:
      • ASMP-A nuclear missile
    • Other:
      • Thales Damocles targeting pod
      • AREOS (Airborne Recce Observation System)reconnaissance pod
      • up to 5 drop tanks
      • Buddy-buddy refuelling pod

Avionics

  • Thales RBE2 radar
  • Thales SPECTRA electronic warfare system.
  • Thales/SAGEM-OSF Optronique Secteur Frontal infra-red search and track system.

Dassault-Brequet Super Étendard

Super Étendard 17 French Navy

The Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard is a French carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft designed by Dassault-Breguet for service with the French Navy. The aircraft is an advanced development of the Étendard IVM.

  • Role: Carrier-borne, strike aircraft
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Dassault-Brequet
  • First flight: 28 October 1974
  • Introduction: June 1978
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1977–1983
  • Number built: 85
  • Developed from: Dassault-Brequet Étendard IVM

Military Operators

  • Argentine Naval Aviation 14 aircraft
  • Aviation Navale 71 aircraft
  • Iraqi Air Force was lent five French aircraft between 1983 and 1985; four returned to France in 1985.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 14.31 m (45 ft 11½ in)
  • Wingspan: 9.60 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 3.86 m (12 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 28.4 m² (306.7 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 6,500 kg (14,330 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 12,000 kg (26,455 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × SNECMA Atar 8K-50 turbojet, 49.0 kN (11,025 lbf)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 1,000 km/h (637 knots, 733 mph) at low level
  • Range: 1,820 km (983 nmi, 1,130 mi)
  • Combat radius: 850 km (460 nmi, 530 mi) with one AM39 Exocet missile one wing pylon and one drop tank on opposite pylon, hi-lo-hi profile
  • Service ceiling: 13,700 m (44,900 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 100 m/s (19,700 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 423 kg/m² (86.3 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.42

Armament

  • Guns: 2× 30 mm (1.18 in) DEFA 552 cannons with 125 rounds per gun
  • Hardpoints: 4× underwing and 2× under-fuselage with a capacity of 2,100 kg (4,600 lb) maximum
  • Rockets: 4× Matra rocket pods with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets each
  • Missiles:
    • 1× AM-39 Exocet Anti-shipping missile or
    • 1× Air-Sol Moyenne Portée nuclear armed missile or
    • 2× AS-30L or
    • 2× Matra Magic Air-to-air missile
  • Bombs: Conventional unguided or laser-guided bombs, provision for 1 × AN-52 free-fall nuclear bomb, provision for “buddy” air refuelling pod