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The Dassault Flamant is a French light twin-engined transport airplane built shortly after World War II by Dassault Aviation for the French Air Force.
The plane with the glazed nose is an MD-311 navigation, bombing and photography trainer while the other is an MD-312 6-seat liason/communication/VIP version.

Shot with a Canon 5D MKII at Airbourne, an airshow in Eastbourne, UK
and processed with several sky images in Photoshop CC

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The aircraft was used for pilot training, navigation training, light transport, maritime surveillance and light ground attack. During the Algerian War of Independence the plane was used for light attack with the Nord SS.11 and AS.11 antitank missiles or with machine guns, bombs, and rockets. The Flamant MD 311 (which were based in Algeria to train pilots and navigators at first) was the first aircraft in history to fire one of the world’s first wire guided antitank missile in anger, using French Army SS.11 antitank missiles, in a combat experiment to get at fortified caves located in deep mountain gorges, 1956 from an aircraft based with the special unit of the French Air Force in Algeria, GOM.86. The SS.11 attacks proved extremely successful and the French Army which had provided the missiles, began an experiment which resulted in the worlds first attack helicopters firing antitank missiles. The Flamant stayed in service until 1981. In addition to the French air force, the Flamant served in Cambodia, Madagascar, Tunisia, and Vietnam.

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarland9 months ago

    Awesome!!

  • Got a message from a Cedric Boone last night. Turns out he’s one of the flying team for these babies! Loved the shot, gave me some good info on the planes and invited me to go shoot inside them next year. How cool is that?
    Hope that comes to pass. Very pleased that you liked them JR, thanks very much

    – Chris Lord

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert9 months ago

    Superb Chris!!

  • Thanks very much Nigel, I have one more of these guys to come. Just loved that comic book shape! Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitch9 months ago

    fantastic work Chris :)

  • Thanks very much Lissy, that’s truly appreciated, cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB9 months ago

    October 12, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Ah, you spoil me Teresa, and I’m very grateful indeed. Thank you so much, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮
  • Wow, LOVE that Panda. Thanks so much Bonita

    – Chris Lord

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzki9 months ago

    Looks fantastic

  • Much appreciated Hans, thank you kindly. Good to hear from you, cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyer9 months ago

    Nice one Chris. – Ted

    The aircraft was used for pilot training, navigation training, light transport, maritime surveillance and light ground attack. During the Algerian War of Independence the plane was used for light attack with the Nord SS.11 and AS.11 antitank missiles or with machine guns, bombs, and rockets.

  • I got a message from Cedric Boone, a mechanic with the Dessault’s team that at one point they pulled out the second seat in the cockpit and put in a huge gun that was mounted just to the right of the cockpit. He also invited me to visit them if they and I get to England next year and shoot inside the aircraft. Sounds like fun if it happens! Thanks very much, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB9 months ago

    October 14, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Oh gosh, what a treat! I’m very grateful for the honor Teresa, thank you so much. This is truly appreciated, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...9 months ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Hi Colin, thanks very much, cheers

    – Chris Lord

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