General Product Description
Our Fouga Magister CM-170 French Air Force Model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 9-10 weeks from placement of order.
The model airplane is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The model aircrafts paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original . This top-quality replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Fouga Magister CM-170 French Air Force Model. We can also make bespoke scale replicas exactly to your requirements of any other military jet aircraft, bomber or jet fighter from the early days of aviation through major times of world conflict to the present day. These jet model airplanes span a whole era of Military Aviation from World War II onwardsI.
There are many types of military jet aircraft, but the basic types are bombers, fighters, fighter bombers, spotter planes, transporters, patrol aircraft, trainers, and reconnaissance and observation aircraft. All of these types of aircraft are used for different types of missions. If you're a fan of historic or present day military aviation, our model aircraft will bring the excitement and character of these aircraft right into your own home.
We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military propeller, warplane jets,, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airship, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat, and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just email us a description or photographs with colours and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customisation. Wholesale and retail and general customization inquiries welcome.
The Fouga CM-170 Magister was the first primary jet trainer to enter production, under a French Arm iuml; iquest; frac12;e de l’;Air specification. The Magister sprang from the previous work of designer Pierre Mauboussin, who was known for fitting small turbojet engines to light aircraft and gliders. The prototype of the distinctive butterfly-tail jet, built by the Air Fouga company, made its first flight on 23 July 1952. Its performance impressed the French Air Force so much that it immediately ordered 10 pre-production models, quickly followed by over 400 production aircraft. A navalized variant, the +CM-175 Zephyr+., appeared, fitted with a tail hook and strengthened landing gear to allow aircraft carrier operations. 32 Zephyrs were built for the +A iuml; iquest; frac12;ronavale+..
In 1958, the parent company (Fouga) was acquired by the +Potez+. company, then by +Sud-Aviation+. in 1967, and finally by +Aerospatiale+.. The Magister was also built under license in several other nations, including Germany (by Messerschmitt), Finland (by +Valmet+.), and Israel. Israeli Aircraft Industries’; version was initially nicknamed the Snunit ( quot;Swallow quot;) but this name never caught on and the airplane was later called thequot;+Tzukit+. quot; ( quot;+Thrush+. quot;) after an upgrade program in 1983. Israel also called it the AMIT (Advanced Multi-mission Improved Trainer).
In addition, many nations purchased +Magisters+. for trainer and light-attack duties. In the latter role, the aircraft could be fitted with two 7.5-mm or 7.62-mm machine guns in the nose, several combinations of underwing rocket pods or freefall bombs, and even Nord AS.11 air-to-surface missiles. Israel proved the +Magister’;s+. combat worth during the Six Day War in June 1967, when the Magister flew ground attack missions in Egypt and Jordan.
The Magister design did not change much throughout its production life. The most significant upgrade, the +CM-170-2+., was fitted with Turbomecca Marbore VI engines, which gave the airplane a 350-pound increase in thrust over the earlier Marbore IIs, resulting in a higher useful load and greater climb rate. The more powerful engines were also used in the +CM-170-3 Super Magister+., operated by the +Irish Air Corps+. as a light attack/trainer well into the 1990s.
After France began retiring their Magisters in the 1980s, private warbird collectors began acquiring them, and today, over 50 of them are on the civil rosters in the USA, New Zealand and England. Ironically, due to French restrictions on Magisters being registered as a civil aircraft, only a few are flown in the aircraft’;s original homeland.
One of the best-handling jet trainers ever built, the Fouga is and will continue to be treasured for its straightforward flight characteristics and twin-engine safety.
Nicknames: +The Whistling Turtle+. (+Belgian Air Force+. nickname); +Dinky Toy+.. +Israeli Air Force+. designations included: Tzukit ( quot;Thrush quot;), +Snunit+. ( quot;+Swallow+. quot;).
Engines: Two 882-pound thrust Turbomeca Marbore IIA turbojets
Weight: Empty 4,740 lbs., Max Takeoff 7,055 lbs.
Wing Span: 39ft. 10in. including tip tanks
Length: 33ft. 0in.
Height: 9ft. 2in.
Maximum Speed: 444 mph
Ceiling: 36,090 ft.
Range: 575 miles
Two 7.5-mm (0.295-inch) or 7.62-mm (0.3-inch) machine guns in nose, plus underwing hardpoints for rockets, bombs or Nord AS.11 missiles.
AirSports International Fouga Report
Dutch Historic Jet Association
Fantasy Fighters Jet Warbird Training Center, New Mexico, USA
The Fouga Fan Club
Fouga Flights — Aerobatic/recovery training and orientation flights in a Fouga Magister in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA.
Fouga Magister in Belgian Service
The Fouga Specialists, Inc. — Fouga sales and maintenance.
FougaJets.com — Fouga restorations and sales.
Kiwi Aircraft Images Fouga Page
Marc Arys’; Fouga Flight
OY-FGA — The only Fouga flying in Denmark.
Rennes Air Meet, France
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