This three-seat carrier-borne anti-submarine hunter-killer was derived from the 960 Vultur naval strike aircraft. The first prototype flew on 6 October 1956 and was followed by five pre-production aircraft. Orders for 75 production Alizes were placed by the French Navy and the first was officially delivered on 20 May 1959. Sixty-five were in service by May 1961. A further contract for Alizes was received subsequently from the Indian Navy and 12 were delivered, plus two ex-French aircraft. Two French Navy squadrons operated Alizes on board the carriers Foch and Clemenceau.
| ENGINE||1 x turbo-prop Rolls-Royce "Dart Mk.21", 1450kW|
| Take-off weight||8200 kg||18078 lb|
| Empty weight||5700 kg||12566 lb|
| Wingspan||15.6 m||51 ft 2 in|
| Length||13.7 m||45 ft 11 in|
| Height||5.0 m||16 ft 5 in|
| Wing area||36.0 m2||387.50 sq ft|
| Max. speed||460 km/h||286 mph|
| Cruise speed||370 km/h||230 mph|
| Ceiling||8000 m||26250 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||2500 km||1553 miles|
| ARMAMENT||torpedos, missiles|
|Paul Scott, 13.02.2017|
Neat, little, 'plane.
my father flew these in the Indian Navy :)
não tenho certeza mais acho que teve um combate e que comseguiu abater um f-104
|cmde mm singh( retd ), 10.11.2010|
a very sturdy asw a/c, which indian navy operated succesfully. I as observer flying in 1976 , found it a wonderful a/c to fly.
Good honest aircraft, worked much better than the Wayvern...
|Hugues DE POUQUEVILLE, 11.06.2008|
They were 3 French Navy fighting squadrons flying Alizes, named "Flottille 4F", "Flottille 6F" and "Flottille 0F", plus some service units. For the later, see http://flottille9f.net/cd/alize-car.htm
|Carlos Schneegans, 17.07.2007|
its a pretty aircraft, tipically French style,
looks elegant and sober,aerodinamic lines, good for Breguet bureau.
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