Fouga CM.170 Magister

Fouga CM.170 Magister

The Fouga Magister (company designation CM.170) is a 1950s French two-seat jet trainer. The related CM.175 Z├ęphyr was a carrier-capable version for the French Navy.

Although it is sometimes lauded as the first purpose-built two-seat turbojet-powered trainer aircraft, similar claims are made for the Fokker S.14 Machtrainer whose first flight, production and service entry were all about a year earlier. However, the Magister was much more successful than the Machtrainer, being produced in far greater numbers and being exported to many nations. Nearly 1,000 Magisters were constructed compared to the 21 Machtrainers.

Read more about Fouga CM.170 Magister:  Design and Development, Operational History, Variants, Operators, Specifications (CM.170-1)