I've just been to St Cyr L'Ecole LFPZ where there is a small museum compound in which is the cockpit of what is marked as a Fouga CM170 with FZVL on the port side and ZVLE on the starboard (no hyphen either side. It's in black stencil on a light grey fuselage section. There's also a very faded logo of a circle with wings each side and three block letters, the first unreadable, then IP, and behind that a thin arrow pointing upwards at about 300 degrees. The only F-ZVLE I have found online is a Bangladesh Air Force example that was painted yellow and orange. Can anyone identify the example I saw today?
Hi http://www.goodall.com.au>fouga-potez lists FAF No 51 as F-ZVLE last noted stored at Bordeaux/Merignac 7/86, however this aircraft is current in the USA, maybe a partial rebuild after damage? There is no other reference to F-ZVLE in that list.
Andy, I thought that I had read a series of remarks on the subject on AB-IX which included details of 51 in the USA. Perhaps I dreamt that, as I have deleted all the messages on the subject, so can't re check? Apologies to both if I have got that wrong.