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ACT Jaguar Demonstrator

A fly-by-wire system uses a computer to mix pilots’ demands with inputs from an aircraft motion sensor. It allows an ideal response at all flight conditions, irrespective of speed, altitude, configuration or loading. FBW aircraft therefore have the potential to … Continue reading

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First French Naval Jet Prototypes

In 1947, the French government launched a competition to design the first jet fighter for the French Navy’s air arm, L’Aéronavale. This was to be a fast interceptor, capable of 900 kmph maximum speed and a climb rate of 25 … Continue reading

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