Marcel Dassault designed under his original name, Marcel
Second World War. As Avions Marcel
Dassault built the MD 315 Flamant light transport for the
Armee de I'Air in 1945. A highly successful line of fighters
for France and export
began with the Ouragan (1949);
followed by swept-wing Mystere (1952). Afterburning
Super-Mystere (1959) was first European supersonic production
aircraft. Etendard naval fighter appeared 1958.
Large family of aircraft included Mirage prototype (1956),
III (1958), Mirage IV supersonic bomber (1959),
Mirage V (1967), Mirage Ill/VVTOL strike fighter prototype
(1965), F2 interceptor (1966), and G8 variable-geometry
prototypes (1967), Mirage F1 (1966), and Milan (1969).
Mercure airliner (1971) and successful
executive Falcon 10 (1970), and 20 (1963) twin jets (originally
called Mystere; U.S. production called fan Jet Falcon).
Involved in formation of Air-Fouga (Etablissements Fouga),
1956. Dassault acquired majority holding in Breguet Aviation, becoming Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation in December 1971.