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BR1050 Alize ASW/recon aircraft

Country of Origin: France


The Alize (Tradewind) was derived from an earlier carrier-borne strike aircraft design, but entered service in 1959 as a shipboard reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft. It has been retired from French service.

The low, double-taper wing was mounted at a noticeable dihedral angle. Prominent "knees," larger than those located in a similar position on the A-10 Thunderbolt, were mounted in the wing's leading edges and extended well forward. Sonobuoys were stored in...

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