Aviation World - Spring 2020 Feedback Mar 14, 2020 18:28:59 GMT
Post by andym on Mar 14, 2020 18:28:59 GMT
Some comments on the Fouga article:
I have never heard of the "nine other refurbished Magisters" being delivered to replace lost aircraft. Can anyone add more?
All six were obtained from Fouga, the 4 ex Austrian ones having been bought back by the company.
The two news ones were serials 219 and 220
Did not receive any aircraft from Finland. FM-3 was lost in Finnish service in 1961. I can only assume c/ns D183 and 183 have been confused.
AFAIK, they got a total of 9, not 10
See my AB-IX message of 17 January for my latest thoughts on these.
I doubt these were obtained direct from Austria. As with the Irish ones, they will have been sold back to the company.
No Magisters received.
I think only 5 were received from Israel, serials: 500, 501, 503, 505, 507 (the gaps were not used)
YS-398 was not ex FAS - it was an ex French machine sold to the USA as N398F
I believe the true situation was:
Five ex Brazilian aircraft overhauled in France (serials 556-560). 561 was a French aircraft which had nothing to do with Brazil. 570 and 571 went to Bangladesh.
Two delivered by air (for spares) in natural metal (French) scheme, they left Chateaudun 19Nov84 coded ME and MF respectively (French codes): 444, 448
Although some (three) were loaned by France in 1976 (11, 14, 326), I don't think any of the aircraft quoted in the article were ever delivered. The should have got 5 ex German machines (D61, D65, D66, D70, D182), but all ended up going to Bangladesh.
Once again, no Finnish aircraft were involved. FM-2 saw out its days in Finnish service before going to the USA as N903DM (so same confusion as above between c/n 182 and c/n D182)
c/n D6 went from Germany to Israel - it never went anywhere near Togo.