Fouga Magister CM170

Originally designed as a glider, &  later redesigned, improved, and manufactured in France as the World's first large production Advanced Jet Fighter Training Aircraft, the Fouga Magister went on to fly with numerous Air Forces throughout the world.  

 

The Fouga served with distinction in combat and in many different training roles. However, the CM-170 was made famous by the Patrouille de France (La PAF), and was better known as France's preferred Air Force demonstration team aircraft.  The Magister (or "School House Master" in its Latin to English translation) was flown by: Patrouille de France (PAF), the Irish Air Corps Silver Swallows, Belgium's Red Devils, Brazil's Esquadrilha da Fumaça, and Isreal's Aerobatic Demo Team for several decades and as recent as July 2010.  

 

The CM-170 was eventually replaced with the Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet in 1981 by the Patrouille de France.  To this day, the Fouga Magister holds a special place of distinction throughout the world for its aviation historical value, and for being instrumental in the training of so many fighter pilots around the world. 

Our Fouga, CM170-2 N450PS

 

Our Fouga, N450PS is a CM170-2, a variant that encorporates the Marbore IV engines, producing 1080 lbs of thrust per side, versus the 880 lbs of thrust per side of the Marbore II.

 

"Texas Flag" comes to us from Lago Vista, Texas.  We are very proud to have her among our flying collection.

Specifications (CM-170)

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two

  • Length: 33 ft 0 in

  • Wingspan: 39 ft 10 in

  • Height: 9 ft 2 in

  • Wing Area: 186.1 ft²

  • Empty Weight: 4,740 lb

  • Gross Weight: 6,280 lb

  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Marbore II turbojet, 880 lbf thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 386 kts, 444 mph

  • Cruising speed: 373 mph

  • Range: 500 nmi, 575 mi

  • Service Ceiling: 36,080 ft

  • Rate of Climb: 3,345 ft/min

  • Thrust to Weight:  .28

Armament

  • 2x 7.5 mm or 7.62 mm machine guns, 200 rounds/gun

  • Up to 140 kg (310 lb) of weapons on two underwing hardpoints, including 50 kg (110 lb) bombs, unguided rockets, and Nord Aviation SS.11 anti-tank missiles.

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