Air Pictorial 1988-02
R.Blewett - Cazaux - Busy French A.F. base
This LTV F-8E(FN) Crusader, No. 31, is operated for the CEP on weapons test missions by the French Navy
SEPECAT Jaguar A160 of the CEAM's EC 5/330 "Cote d'Argent" fighter evaluation squadron is a testbed for the AS.30L laser-guided air-to-surface missile and its Atlis laser designator pod
French Navy Dassault Super Etendard No. 46 from Flotille 17F on loan to the CEP for ASMP trials. It is seen carrying an ASMP under the starboard wing, a drop tank on the port inner pylon and a Thomson-CSF Barem self-protection jammer on the port outer pylon
Aerospatiale Puma No. 1370 "67-DA" of EH 1/67 "Pyrenees” practises winch rescue drill. It is seen in an early colour scheme; codes are now in yellow and serials in 2-in. figures
Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet E112 "8-NQ" of EC 2/8 "Nice" with ventral pod containing a DEFA 553 30-mm. cannon
Alpha Jet E93 "8-NT" of EC 2/8 "Nice" over the sea during a training sortie
Sud-Aviation SO.4050 Vautour IIN No. 355 at Cazaux with a modified nose section for use in the Dassault Mirage 2000 test programme
The only target-tug of its type in the world, Dassault Mystere 20 No. 49 is operated by EC 8 and uses the call-sign "F-TEOA"
Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris No. 113, call-sign "F-ZJNI", is one of several used by the CEV for chase missions as well as liaison duties
Among the varied types operated by the CEV is this Reims-Cessna FTB.337G, No. 62, call-sign "F-ZAGU", which is used for observation tasks
Sud Alouette II No. 201 "67-DU", one of four used by EH 1/67 "Pyrenees", on show at Cazaux
Dassault Mirage IVP No. 61 "CH" of EB 2/91 "Bretagne" at Cazaux's 1987 Open Day. Note RATO bottles under the rear fuselage