Marcel Dassault’s Gambles

2016/05/04
Passion

The May edition of “Le Fana de l’Aviation” magazine brings you a special feature on the stakes in aviation and on Marcel Dassault’s gambles.

The May edition of “Le Fana de l’Aviation” magazine brings you a special feature on the stakes in aviation and on Marcel Dassault’s gambles.

At just 27 years old, Marcel Dassault accepted the commission for a prototype of a tri-engine postal plane, without an engineering department or a workshop. This was the first in a long line of winning bets.

From the Eclair propeller to the MB 200, from the MD 450 to the Mirage III, relive a century of aeronautical design and optimization through previously unseen period images.

“Le Fana de l’aviation” also looks forward to telling you more about the Mercure and the commercial failure of this feat of aircraft design.

Le Fana de l’Aviation, No. 558, 82 pages, Editions Larivière

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