Military Wednesday - Fouga Magister

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Military Wednesday - Fouga Magister

Wednesday, Nov 2 2011 by kjfitz
The Fouga Magister (company designation CM.170) is a 1950s French two-seat jet trainer. The related CM.175 Zéphyr was a carrier-capable version for the French Navy. Although it is often lauded as the first purpose-built two-seat turbojet-powered trainer aircraft, similar claims are made for the Fokker S.14 Machtrainer whose first flight, production and service entry were all about a year earlier.[1] However, the Magister was much more successful than the Machtrainer, being produced in far greater numbers and being exported to many nations.