Training and tactical-support twin-jet tandem two-seater used by the Patrouille de France aerobatics team since 1981.
The Atlantic is a 43 t aircraft, powered by two Tyne 5,500 hp turboprops, for missions lasting up to 18 hours over distances of 8,000 km.
The maiden flight of the Atlantique 2, the new generation French Atlantic naval aircraft, was completed at Toulouse-Blagnac airport on May 8, 1981.
Dassault Aviation entered the world of drones with the AVE-D Petit Duc experimental aircraft, the first stealthy uninhabited aircraft to fly in Europe.
The Balzac V, an experimental vertical take-off aircraft (first stationary flight on October 12, 1962), marked the start of modern electrical flight controls.
The Etendard is the first French-made ship-borne jet aircraft used by the aviation division of the French navy.
The Guardian medium-range maritime surveillance aircraft is appreciated both for its reliability and comfort.
Produced after the Second World War, the MD 311, 312 and et 315 Flamant were hardy twin-engine planes that could adapt to various missions.
The first flight of the Jaguar took place on September 8, 1968 at Istres, piloted by Bernard Witt.
The MD 410 Spirale was a short take-off and landing aircraft intended for observation and armed intervention (tactical support).
The MD 415 made its maiden flight at Bordeaux-Mérignac on May 10, 1959, piloted by Paul Boudier, Dominique Mourey and Jean Dillaire.
The MD 450 Ouragan interceptor fighter plane had its maiden flight on February 28, 1949 in Melun-Villaroche and equipped the PAF in 1955 and 1956.
In 1950, Marcel Dassault produced the first French transonic aircraft, the MD 452, based on the fuselage of the MD 450 Ouragan, equipped with a thinner wing.
In 1962, Dassault designed a ballistic missile on behalf of the State of Israel, called the MD 620 Jericho.
The Milan 01, based on the Mirage III E, was equipped with retractable whiskers. It completed its maiden flight at Melun-Villaroche on May 29, 1970, with Guy Mitaux-Maurouard at the controls.
On March 9, 1979, one year after the delivery of the Mirage 2000, the one-seat Mirage 4000 powered with two Snecma M 53 engines flew for the first time at Istres with Jean-Marie Saget at the controls. It confirmed predictions by reaching 50,000 feet at Mach 2 in 3 min 50 secs.
In the mid-1960s, a new Mirage III derivative was introduced which enjoyed enormous export success: the Mirage 5.
The Mirage 50, the latest version of the Mirage III/5 family, was introduced in 1969, with a Snecma Atar 9K 50 engine and a more sophisticated electronics system.
The Mirage F1 interceptor can fly at over Mach 2 and land at 125 knots. It completed its maiden flight on December 23, 1966 at Melun-Villaroche.
The Mirage III G was an experimental aircraft with a single Pratt & Whitney/Snecma TF 306 turbofan. It took over from the fixed-wing prototype Mirage F2.
Designed at the end of 1955, the Mirage III is a single-engine bomber fighter aircraft with a delta wing and a fuselage designed according to the area rule.
On June 12, 1966, at Istres, Jean Coureau took off in a Mirage III F2 01, based on a Mirage III and equipped with a sharply sweptback and lift augmented high wing.
The Mirage III T made its first flight at Istres on January 25, 1965, piloted by Jean Coureau.
The Mirage III V 01, equipped with a TF 104 B engine, made its first stationary flight on February 12, 1965, at Melun-Villaroche, piloted by René Bigand.
Introduced into service in 1964, the Mirage IV was a strategic bomber, the only European aircraft able to maintain Mach 2 for over 30 minutes.
In 1951, the Corporation secured a contract for the production and provision of an MD 452 Mystère IV derived from the Mystère II, capable of reaching Mach 1 in a dive.
The Super-Etendard was France’s first combat aircraft featuring a modern weapon system. Its maiden flight took place in Istres on October 28, 1974.
Using the fuselage from the Mystère IV B, in 1953 the Saint-Cloud design office designed the Super Mystère B1, notably equipped with a new wing.