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Flamingo

By Ian-Jones
Weapons of war should have names that have a certain machismo, are purposeful, or at least have a historic ring to them like Hercules, Eagle, or Lancaster. However, once in a while a manufacturer's sales department comes up with something that can only have been inspired by a liquid lunch.

This Dassault built aircraft is credited with firing the first wired guided anti-tank missiles in anger in the Algerian War of Indepence, and is prosaically called the Flamant, or "Flamingo". On the plus side, at least they didn't paint it pink. Wink

Tags: Airshow Cerny Sports and action 2018 Le Temps de Helices Algerian War of Independance Dassaut Flamant

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Oh well, 'A rose by any other name...' and all that! It is a rather elegant aircraft and captured with wonderful clarity and sharpness. I've never come across one of these which just goes to show how educational this site can be! Smile Smile

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Kako 13 162
2 Jun 2018 10:46PM
Very unusual aircraft...well taken.

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Karlo
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7 77 37 Canada
3 Jun 2018 1:34AM
Excellent photot and very interesting Too. TG
Great shot with excellent info.Rae

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