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Dassault M.D.315 Flamant Dassault M.D.315 Flamant

1947

The portly Dassault M.D.315 Flamant (Flamingo) has had a long career as a utility transport and aircrew trainer since the ...

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The first fighter developed by Avions Marcel Dassault and the first jet fighter of French design to attain series production, the MD.450 ...

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Dassault M.D.450 Ouragan

1949

Dassault M.D.450 Ouragan

Dassault M.D.452 Mystere II Dassault M.D.452 Mystere II

1951

The MD.452 Mystere was a progressive development of the basic MD.450 Ouragan, the first prototype, the Mystere I, flying on 23 February ...

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Possessing little more than a conceptual similarity to the Mystere II, the Mystere IVA featured a more robust, oval-section fuselage, a wing ...

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Dassault Mystere IVA

1952

Dassault Mystere IVA

Dassault M.D.453 Mystere IIIN Dassault M.D.453 Mystere IIIN

1952

The development of a night fighter based on the MD.450 Ouragan day fighter was begun early in the evolution of the latter ...

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A process of aerodynamic refinement of the Mystere IVA led to the Mystere IVB, which, in fact, shared only wings, horizontal tail ...

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Dassault Mystere IVB

1953

Dassault Mystere IVB

Dassault Mystere IVN Dassault Mystere IVN

1954

Developed in parallel with the Mystere IVB as a tandem two-seat night and all-weather interceptor, the Mystere IVN differed from the single-seat ...

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Initially known as the Mystere-Delta, the MD 550 was designed to meet the requirements of a 1954 specification calling for a small ...

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Dassault M.D.550 Mirage I

1955

Dassault M.D.550 Mirage I

Dassault Super Mystere Dassault Super Mystere

1955

The first West European aircraft capable of exceeding M=1.0 in level flight to attain quantity production status, the Super-Mystere shared only a ...

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Essentially an extrapolation of the Mirage I and retaining the 5% thickness/chord ratio 60 delta wing, the Mirage III was substantially larger ...

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Dassault Mirage III

1956

Dassault Mirage III

Dassault Etendard IV Dassault Etendard IV

1956

Developed in parallel with the Etendard II and VI as a private venture, the Etendard IV light tactical fighter powered by a ...

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In the mid 'fifties, the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) issued a specification for a lightweight strike fighter powered by a single ...

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Dassault Etendard II

1956

Dassault Etendard II

Dassault Etendard VI Dassault Etendard VI

1957

Intended to meet the NATO requirement for a light tactical fighter, the Etendard VI was flown for the first time on 15 ...

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The private venture Etendard IV, which had shared little more than a conceptual commonality with the Etendard II and VI lightweight strike ...

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Dassault Etendard IVM

1958

Dassault Etendard IVM

Dassault Mirage IV Dassault Mirage IV

1959

Renowned for highly nationalistic policies, the French decided in 1954 to create their own nuclear deterrent force. One of the ...

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At an early stage in the development of the Mirage, consideration was given to a multi-role version placing emphasis on strike capability, ...

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Dassault Mirage IIIE

1961

Dassault Mirage IIIE

Dassault Balzac Dassault Balzac

1962

Dassault started work on vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) at the beginning of the 1960s and decided to modify the ...

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Development of a light twin-turbojet executive transport was initiated by Dassault in conjunction with Aerospatiale (then Sud-Aviation), with construction of ...

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Dassault Mystere-Falcon 20/200

1963

Dassault Mystere-Falcon 20/200

Dassault Mirage IIIV Dassault Mirage IIIV

1965

Mating Mirage III aerodynamics with the then latest developments in vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) technology, the Mirage IIIV was evolved to ...

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Evolved in parallel with the Mirage F2 as a scale-down, multi-role single-seat fighter employing a SNECMA Atar turbojet, the Mirage F1 was ...

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Dassault Mirage F1

1966

Dassault Mirage F1

Dassault Mirage F2 Dassault Mirage F2

1966

Early in 1964, Dassault was awarded a contract to develop a successor to the Mirage III with emphasis on the low-altitude penetration ...

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On 13 October 1965, Avions Marcel Dassault received a contract to design and build one prototype of a two-seat variable-geometry fighter, the ...

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Dassault Mirage G / G8

1967

Dassault Mirage G / G8

Dassault Mirage 5 Dassault Mirage 5

1967

Conceived as a ground attack fighter for operation under VFR conditions and using the same airframe and power plant as the Mirage ...

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Dassault MD.320 Hirondelle

1968

Dassault MD.320 Hirondelle

Dassault Mystere-Falcon 10/100 Dassault Mystere-Falcon 10/100

1970

The baby of the Dassault Mystere-Falcon family of business jets, the Dassault Falcon 10 was known at first as the ...

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Developed as a private venture, the Milan (Kite) was a progressive development of the basic delta-winged Mirage and was intended primarily as ...

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Dassault Milan

1970

Dassault Milan

Dassault Mercure Dassault Mercure

1971

The early sales success of its Mystere-Falcon 20 series led Dassault to investigate the market prospects for a new short-range ...

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The Super Etendard transonic shipboard strike fighter was a progressive development of the Etendard IVM and was, in fact, 90%, having a ...

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Dassault Super Etendard

1974

Dassault Super Etendard

Dassault Mirage F1.M53 Dassault Mirage F1.M53

1974

First flown on 22 December 1974, and built as an engine test bed under official contract, the Mirage F1.M53 was also envisaged ...

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Deriving its designation from its SNECMA Atar 9K-50 engine, the Mirage 50 retained the basic airframe of the Mirage III and 5, ...

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Dassault Mirage 50

1975

Dassault Mirage 50

Dassault Mirage 2000 Dassault Mirage 2000

1978

Possessing no commonality with preceding Mirages despite its appellation, the Mirage 2000 was chosen on 18 December 1975 to become the next ...

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Developed as a private venture, the Mirage 4000 was designed to fulfil both interception and low-altitude penetration roles, and was fundamentally a ...

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Dassault Mirage 4000

1979

Dassault Mirage 4000

Dassault Mirage 3 NG Dassault Mirage 3 NG

1982

Utilising the proven airframe of the Mirage IIIE, Dassault undertook a thorough-going modernisation of equipment and systems to produce the Mirage 3 ...

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Largest member of the Dassault family of business jets, the Falcon 900 tri-jet was announced in May 1983, initially as ...

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Dassault Falcon 900

1984

Dassault Falcon 900

Dassault Rafale Dassault Rafale

1986

The Rafale ('Squall') was originally conceived in the early 1980s by Dassault as the ACX (Advanced Combat Experimental) to demonstrate ...

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