For the release of the May issue, the magazine pays a heartfelt tribute to the Mirage with a dedicated feature, along with other aircraft, such as the Nieuport and the Super Constellation.
This May 2021 issue, “Le Fana”, complete with a superb cover, shines the spotlight on a key aircraft of the 1960s, the Mirage F2. This flagship model for Dassault Aviation, which was launched in the 1960s, was brought into service to address the need for a model that was capable of flying at low altitude in any weather conditions, intercepting aircraft at supersonic speed (its maximum speed was 2333 km/h) and technically capable of using short runways.
The magazine also takes a look at the history of the Nieuport aircraft, inextricably linked with World War I, and in particular the French Ace pilot Charles Nungesser, at the controls of his Nieuport-17. Other aircraft featured in this month’s issue are the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation and the B-26 Marauder Flak-Bait, the American bomber that dropped the most bombs during World War II.
In the History section, the magazine looks back at the account of the Generals’ putsch (or Algiers putsch) of 1961, and also invites the reader to learn about an American air base from 1939-1945, at the heart of the activity of the mechanics and armorers of the time. Lastly, the magazine sheds light on the Rêves de Gosse [Childhood Dreams] association, which offers children educational workshops focusing on aviation.
Magazine. “Le Fana de l’Aviation” No. 618. May 2021.