Photography Magazine

Fouga CM.170 Magister

By Htam

2019_TAM_7217_D500_AuroraHDR2019.jpg@ Paso Robles, CA

August 2019

A Magister, a French jet trainer from the early 1950’s, on display at the Estrella Warbirds Museum.  Over 900 of these aircraft were built and served in air forces around the world, also performing with at least four national aerobatic display teams.  Besides pilot training, several nations used them for light attack duties, when equipped with two .30 cal machine guns in the nose.  Israel employed their Magisters in ground attack roles during the Six Day War of 1967.  This particular Magister was a frequent flyer in and out of the San Luis Obispo Airport before being donated to the Museum.   Note the prominent VOR antenna loops on either side of the nose.  Nikon D500 with 18-200 mm.

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