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BAC-Dassault Foudre (Lightning) - Escadron de Chasse 1/2 Cigognes, Armée de l'Air, 1967

 

The various Anglo-French aviation projects of the early 1960's also extended to the licence-production of the Avon engined Dassault Mirage by BAC as the RAF's Hunter replacement and also the licence-production of the BAC Lightning by Dassault as an interceptor for the Armée de l'Air. Entering service in 1967 the Foudre served as a fast-climbing interceptor with several squadrons before being retired in the mid-1980's.

 

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Great idea ! Could have been a great platform for Les Cigognes, but hopefully without first gen Atars in place of Avons. I'll try it with Matra 530.

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BAC-Dassault Foudre (Lightning) - Escadron de Chasse 1/2 Cigognes, Armée de l'Air, 1975

 

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BAC-Dassault Foudre (Lightning) - Escadron de Chasse 1/2 Cigognes, Armée de l'Air, 1982

 

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BAC-Dassault Foudre - Escadron de chasse 3/10 'Vexin', Armée de l'air, Republic of Djibouti, 1980

 

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Skin Credit: James Fox - cheers mate!

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