List of military aircraft of France

List of military aircraft of France

France has used many military aircraft both in its air force, the Armée de l'Air, and other branches of its armed forces. Numerous aircraft were designed and built in France, but many aircraft from elsewhere, or part of joint ventures have been used as well. Lighter-than-air aircraft such as dirigibles and balloons found use starting in the 19th century used mainly for observation. The advent of World War I saw an explosion in the number France's aircraft, though development slowed after. While having many promising designs in development in the 1930s, government wrangling delayed development enough there was little available at the out break of World War II. The armistice in 1940 marked a low point, with Vichy France being allowed only reduced numbers and development halting. Many French aircraft were captured and used by the Third Reich and its allies. Some aircraft that did escape served with the Allies or Free French forces, who also used many other types of allied aircraft. The cold-war saw the continued use of many other Western aircraft, mainly from the U.S., during a period of rebuilding of the aviation industry and under threat of war with the Soviet Union. Many new types would come into service including the very successful Mirage series or the latest design, the Rafale.

To the end of World War I

* Blériot XI
* Breguet 4
* Breguet 5
* Breguet 14
* Caudron G.3
* Caudron G.4
* Caudron R.4
* Caudron R.11
* Dorand AR-series
* Hanriot HD.1
* Farman MF.7
* Farman MF.11
* Farman HF.20
* Farman F.50
* Morane-Saulnier L
* Morane-Saulnier N
* Morane-Saulnier P
* Nieuport 11
* Nieuport 12
* Nieuport 16
* Nieuport 17
* Nieuport 24
* Nieuport 27
* Nieuport 28
* Salmson 2
* Sopwith 1½ Strutter
* Voisin 3
* Voisin 5
* Voisin 8
* Voisin 10

World War II

:"See List of aircraft of the Armée de l'Air, World War II"

After World War II

* Aérospatiale Dauphin
* Aérospatiale TB-30 Epsilon
* Aérospatiale Super Frelon
* Agusta-Bell 47
* Airbus A310
* Airbus A319
* Airbus A340
* Bell 47
* Boeing C-135F
* Boeing E-3F Sentry
* Breguet 941S
* Breguet Alizé
* Breguet Atlantique
* CASA Aviocar
* CASA CN-235M
* Cessna 310
* Cessna 411
* Cessna F406 Caravan II
* Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
* Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader
* Dassault Étendard
* Dassault Super Étendard
* Dassault Falcon 10
* Dassault Falcon 20
* Dassault Falcon 50
* Dassault Falcon 900
* Dassault Flamant
* Dassault Mirage 5
* Dassault Mirage III
* Dassault Mirage IV
* Dassault Mirage F1
* Dassault Mirage 2000
* Dassault Mystère
* Dassault Mystère IV
* Dassault Super Mystère
* Ouragan
* Dassault Rafale
* Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
* de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
* Douglas C-47
* Douglas DC-6
* Douglas DC-8
* Douglas AD4 Skyraider
* Embraer Xingu
* English Electric Canberra
* Eurocopter Cougar
* Eurocopter Panther
* Fouga Magister
* Fouga Zephyr
* Gloster Meteor
* Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
* Lockheed T-33
* Lockheed SP-2H Neptune
* Lockheed C-130H Hercules
* Max Holste Broussard
* Morane-Saulnier MS-760 "Paris"
* Mudry CAP 10
* Mudry CAP 20
* Nord Noratlas
* Nord 1101
* Nord 260
* Nord 262
* Nord 3202
* Nord 3400
* North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre
* Piper PA-18 Super Cub
* Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer
* Piper PA-23 Aztec
* Piper PA-31 Navajo
* Republic Aviation P-47 Thunderbolt
* SEPECAT Jaguar
* Sikorsky H-34
* Sud Alouette
* Sud Aviation Caravelle
* Sud Gazelle
* Sud Puma
* Sud Vautour
* Sud-Ouest Bretagne
* Transall C.160
* Westland Lynx

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