Dassault Mystere IVA ‘146 / 8-MC’

  • Description

    c/n 146. Built 1956, retired 1978. On display at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM), Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, UK. 11th September 2017. The following history for ‘146’ is from the very informative NELSAM website:- “NEAMs aircraft made its first flight from Dassault's factory on 17th February 1956 and was delivered to EC.2/2 during March coded 2-FR. During November 1957 it was returned to Dassault for modification work and returned to service in April 1958 with EC.1/12 at Cambrai with code 12-YL. In May 1962 she was transferred to EC.1/7 at Sidi-Ahmed in Algeria with code 7-AJ and served until March 1963 before being sent back to France for engine work. After her engine mods she returned to EC.1/7 this time coded 7-AC. In August 1966 she was transferred to EC.2/8 at Oran la Senia, Algeria and coded 8-NC. Between September-November 1967 she underwent airframe and weapons systems modifications and between November 1968 - May 1969 had an engine upgrade each time returning to back to EC.2/8 (now based at Cazaux, France). In January 1976 she was assigned to EAA.601 for repairs following an accident while on the ground. Following repair, in March 1977 146 served with EC.1/8 at Cazaux with code 8-MC, the aircrafts last unit assignment. In April 1978 the aircraft was stored under the care of EAA.601. During May 1978 146 was withdraw from use and flown to RAF Sulthorpe. Total number of hours flown was recorded as 4,255 hours. In 1981 the aircraft was assigned to NEAM by the US government (who had originally funded the production Mystere for the French Air Force). It arrived at the museum by road on 1st May 1982”
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    Hawkeye UK
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-09-11T16:06:59
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