The year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Flamant, one of the iconic aircraft produced by the Marcel Dassault plants.
On July 30, 1946, Marcel Dassault secured a contract for the production and supply of two aircraft:
In accordance with the State’s wishes, these aircraft were to be equipped with the Lorraine Béarn engine, but tests demonstrated the inadequate power of these engines. The MB 303 was then abandoned in favor of the MD 315, developed at the same time through Marcel Dassault’s capital and equipped with the Snecma 12 S Argus.
An initial contract for 65 aircraft was signed on December 3, 1947. One year later, on November 8, 1948, this was followed by another contract for 230 plus 25 aircraft (late 1950) for the French Navy, for a total of 325 aircraft, including the prototypes.
Three Flamant models were built: