Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Fouga!

Here is something you will not see everyday. As I was on the ramp at the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday, this came flying by… The Fouga CM 170 Magister was built as a French two seat jet trainer starting in 1952 and went into production in 1956. A top speed estimated at 444 mph, a range of 575 miles and weight 4,740 lbs. It is 33 ft long and has a wingspan of 40 ft. This one was built in 1963 and all Fougas now are privately owned. Yes this would be my idea of a fun ride!

Fouga CM 170 Magister

One response

  1. Great to see an image of this plane. I was intrigued from your description.

    January 26, 2015 at 1:32 am

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