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QuoteIn October 1955 an order for 30 Breguet Br.765 Sahara aircraft for the Armée de l'Air was announced. This order was cancelled by the end of the year, but construction on four aircraft was so far advanced that they were completed. These entered service with 64 Escadre de Transport.The French Air Force acquired the three pre-production Br.761S aircraft, these and the six Sahara aircraft acquired from Air France provided the French Air Force with a valuable transport fleet for moving personnel and materials to the Pacific nuclear testing areas. The Sahara fleet was retired in 1972.
Quote from: KiwiZac on February 28, 2017, 12:01:53 PMRe the nosewheel-first thing, WIX recently had a discussion on it: http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=64601
Quote from: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2017, 03:28:59 PMQuote from: KiwiZac on February 28, 2017, 12:01:53 PMRe the nosewheel-first thing, WIX recently had a discussion on it: http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=64601Very interesting, but I'm surprised the Connie didn't come up in that all-American discussion though.It seemed to have been a characteristic of large piston engine transports of the 50s, and didn't seem to occur before or afterwards.
Quote from: rickshaw on February 28, 2017, 06:54:47 PMWing angle versus first generation of nose-wheeled passenger aircraft, Kit. The wing was angled upwards to give good lift at cruise and the nose wheel was therefore lower than the main gear. Jet engines eliminated the need for the wing angle and so the nose-wheel first aspect largely disappeared.
Quote from: Rheged on February 28, 2017, 02:12:24 PMIt's just about within the timescale to use Rolls Royce Tynes on the Deux Ponts. The early Tynes had a fair number of brake horses to their credit!
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