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Sud-Ouest SO 9050 Trident II

SNCASO SO 9050 Trident II An experimental supersonic interceptor airplane powered by a mix of rocket and jet engines.

Mikoyan-Gurevich E-50 (1956) interceptor prototype with combined jet + rocket powerplant

Mikoyan-Gurevich interceptor prototype with combined jet + rocket powerplant

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The Blohm & Voss was a prototype of a propeller-powered interceptor designed by Blohm & Voss for the Luftwaffe towards the end of the Third Reich in the Second World War.

Grumman TBF Avenger ditched beside the USS Bataan 29 March 1944

The Sud-Ouest SO.6020 Espadon (en: Swordfish) 1948, was a post-war prototype French interceptor designed and built by SNCASO. Only four aircraft were built and the type did not go into production. Espadon prototypes were used as testbeds for auxiliary rocket engines.

The Sud-Ouest Espadon (en: Swordfish) was a post-war prototype French interceptor designed and built by SNCASO. Only four aircraft were built and the type did not go into production. Espadon prototypes were used as testbeds for auxiliary rocket engines.

Boeing B-9 Bomber   1931 the first all metal monoplane bomber used by the US Army Air Corps.

Boeing Bomber 1931 the first all metal monoplane bomber used by the US Army Air Corps.

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The Heinkel 119 was designed by the Günter brothers and exemplified their belief in streamlining. Powered by a DB 606 engine, the pre-war aircraft did not find a niche in a reconnaissance or bomber roll.

SNCASE SE.212 Durandal (1956) was a French jet and rocket mixed-power fighter aircraft of the mid-1950s. Designed in parallel with the lightweight fighter-bomber projects destined for the 1953 NATO Fighter Competition that resulted in the winner, the Fiat G.91 and a number of "also-rans." The SE-212 arose out of the same thinking but devolved into a dedicated point-defence interceptor. Despite promising results in tests, the project was cancelled.

Fighter Jets in Action on this page lists Dassault fighter planes after the Second World War.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VII, MB935, NX-Z, 131 Squadron, pilot W/O Douglas Frederick Phillips

VII, NX-Z, 131 Squadron, pilot W/O Douglas Frederick Phillips

Dassault Mirage G

Dassault Mirage G French development program for a variable-sweep wing multi-role aircraft for French Air Force and French Navy use. First flown in three prototypes were built. Technology from.

Breuguet 14 WWI Metal Bomber Considered by many as one of the technologically best aircraft of the First World War, the Breguet 14 was a French two-seat bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. Introduced in 1917, it was one of the first mass-produced warplanes to use large amounts of metal in its structure, rather than wood.

Breuguet 14 WWI Metal Bomber Considered by many as one of the technologically best aircraft of the First World War,

The Leduc 0.21 was a research aircraft built in France in 1953

“ Leduc The Leduc was a research aircraft built in France in 1953 to refine the practicalities of ramjet propulsion. Initially proposed as the it was essentially similar.

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