Dassault Mystère IVA: Ouvre la bouche, ferme les yeux….

The very neat Mystère IVA nose profile. The era of blunt-nosed jet fighters. In this kind of early jets the nose air-intake was bifurcated in order to provide living space to place the, then, inevitable pilot.

The French Mystère IVA showed some sophistication and some lovely tidiness. On the “bifurcation” from above to below: the cinémitrailleuse Facine,  the Derveaux type 148’s antenne de télémétrie and the tiny hole of the prise de pression totale. Life was then pretty uncomplicated.


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