Dassault MD-610 Cavalier
Страна: Франция
Год: 1960


  Designed by a Dassault team assigned in the late 1950s, the Cavalier strike fighter was to be powered by a single Bristol BE.53/8 engine with rotatable nozzles, an early version of what would become the Hawker Siddeley Harrier’s Pegasus
  The MD.610 was slightly longer than the British Hawker Siddeley Kestrel at 14·8m (48ft 8in) to the Kestrel’s 12·95m (42ft 6in) and with a greater span of 8·8m (28ft 10 1/2 in) to the Kestrel’s 6·99m (22ft 11in)
  The Cavalier was to carry a single freefall nuclear bomb in a semi-recessed bay directly beneath the single engine. The undercarriage was of bicycle configuration, with stabilising skids extending from the fuselage for ground operations