Many French fighter aircraft are things of amazing grace and beauty. It is difficult to say that about the Arsenal-Delanne 10-C2.
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When President Carter banned the export of top-end American fighters in 1977, it left a gap in the market. The F-16/79 was built to fill it.
Designed and built for the French by an obscure Dutch aircraft company, the F.K.58 ended up flying with a Free Polish Unit.
The Miles M.20 was built of wood and had similar performance to the Spitfire and Hurricane, but had twice the range and ammunition.
The Focke Wulf 187 Falke (Falcon) was a single seat heavy fighter that on paper had a lot going for it but which lacked a role in the Luftwaffe’s doctrine.