Fouga Magister CM170
The Fouga series of jets were the first French jet training aircraft, the first dedicated jet training aircraft by the Western nation, and served in the air forces of twenty nations. Fouga's have successfully flown in combat many times including playing an important role in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War with the Israeli Air Force where it was given credit for destroying a large number of Jordanian armored combat vehicles. Seven Fouga's were lost in the war by the Israeli's.
This particular Fouga saw extensive service with the French Air Force as an initial jet trainer and as one of the Fouga's assigned to the Patrouille de France, the French equivalent of the Blue Angels. It was sold into the U.S. in the 1990's and subsequently raced at the Reno air races. It is one of the last Fouga CM170 aircraft to see service.