Fouga CM.170 Magister/CM.175 Zephyr | CM.170 | 3

Fouga CM.170 Magister/CM.175 Zephyr | CM.170 | 4

Fouga CM.170 Magister/CM.175 Zephyr | CM.170 | 3; Fouga CM.170 Magister/CM.175 Zephyr | CM.170 | 4

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Source
The ACIG Journal http://www.acig.org/
Source
Albert Grandolini collection

added 26 Jun 15:59

at the end 1960 decade


Aircraft model

CM.170

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_cambodia.svg Kingdom of Cambodia (1953–1970) | Military > Aviation Royale Khmere (AVRK) > Light Attack Squadron

Registration number

3

Aircraft

Fouga CM.170 Magister/CM.175 Zephyr | CM.170 | 3

Fouga CM.170 Magister/CM.175 Zephyr | CM.170 | 3


at the end 1960 decade

Pair of AVRK Fouga CM.170 Magisters in flight: the aircraft were used not only for training but also for as light strikers. All were left in bare metall overall, but wore large national markings and prominent black serials. Cambodian Magisters became very active in the first weeks of Lon Nol's government, when four of them were combined with four Cessna AT-37Bs of the Air Academy into a "Light Attack Squadron". This unit was very active at the time, frequently cooperating also with three or four A-1Ds that were still operational. Interestingly, while the AT-37Bs were usually armed only with two rocket pods, the Magisters carried not only the rocket pods but also CBUs and French bombs caliber 50kg.


Aircraft model

CM.170

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_cambodia.svg Kingdom of Cambodia (1953–1970) | Military > Aviation Royale Khmere (AVRK) > Light Attack Squadron

Registration number

4

Aircraft

Fouga CM.170 Magister/CM.175 Zephyr | CM.170 | 4

Fouga CM.170 Magister/CM.175 Zephyr | CM.170 | 4