Dassault – Last standing empire of the world war aircraft families? Everything you need to know!

Dassault is an international French aircraft manufacturer of military jets and business jets. Dassault has Civil Aircraft, Military Aircraft, and Space Aircraft. Dassault was founded in 1929 by Marcel Dassault and it is the only aviation group in the world to still be owned by the founder’s family and bearing his name. Dassault contributes to the development of a wide range of high-flying companies, laboratories, and educational institutions.

Indian Airforce Deal:

The deal is estimated to be worth 10.2 billion dollars. The plan includes acquiring 126 aircraft, 18 of them is in fly-away condition and the rest to be made in India at Hindustan Aeronautics facility under transfer of technology.

Civil Dassault aircraft:

The Civil Dassault aircraft are: 

  • Mystere-Falcon 10-100
  • Mystere-Falcon 20-200
  • Falcon 2000
  • Falcon 30-40
  • Falcon 50
  • Falcon 900
  • MD 320
  • MD 80
  • Mercure

Mystere-Falcon

Mystere-Falcon 10 is an early corporate jet aircraft developed by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation. It is actually developed after Falcon 20, despite its numbering sequence. Falcon 10 is considered a scaled-down version of Falcon 20 aircraft. It is considered as a redesigned model of Falcon 20, with a non-circular fuselage, a new wing with slotted flaps, a split passenger door, and many simplified circuits.

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Mystere-Falcon 20 became the first business jet developed by the firm. It is the first of the family of business jets to be produced under the same name.

Falcon 2000 is a French Business jet. It is a twin-engine, slightly smaller development of the Falcon 900 trijet, with a transcontinental range.

Falcon 30, equipped with two Lycoming ALF 502D jet engines made its first flight on May 11, 1973. On the 23rd of May, it was presented at the Paris Air Show.

Falcon 50 is a long-range business jet, featuring a trijet layout with an S-duct air intake. It has the same capacity as the Falcon 20. But Falcon 50 has a new design, with an advanced wing design.

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Combat planes

Dassault Falcon 900 commonly known as F900, is a French-built corporate trijet by Dassault. It had its first flight on 21st September 1984. Falcon 900 is a business jet.

MD 320 is a light twin-engined transport, its aerodynamics were derived from the Communaute and its wings from the Mystere 20.

MD 80 is a series of single-aisle airliners, which was known as DC-9.MD 80 had its first flight on October 18, 1979, and was certified on August 25, 1980. It was then introduced into commercial service on October 10, 1980.

Dassault Mercure is a twin-engined narrow-body jet airliner. According to Dassault, it was the first large-scale European cooperative civil aeronautics program. It was proposed as a French counterpart to the American Boeing 737 (Refer https://blog.crisscrosstamizh.in/what-is-boeing-known-for-what-is-boeing/)

The Military Aircrafts of Dassault are:

  • Alpha Jet
  • Atlantic
  • Atlantique 2
  • AVE
  • Balzac
  • Etendard
  • Falcon Guardian
  • MD 311-312-315 Flamant
  • Jaguar
  • MD 410 Spirale
  • MD 415 Communaute
  • MD 450 Ouragan
  • MD 452 Mystere II
  • MD 620 Jericho
  • Milan
  • Mirage 4000
  • Mirage 5
  • Mirage 50
  • Mirage F1
  • Mirage G
  • Mirage III
  • Mirage III F2 F3
  • Mirage III T
  • Mirage III V
  • Mirage IV
  • Mystere IV
  • Super-Etendard
  • Super-Mystere

Dassault’s largest-ever private jet can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles and has fighter-jet tech. It has the widest cabin of any competitor.

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