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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Aug 29, 2007, 7:30 PM
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Probably pretty easy for some of you, but kind of neat anyway.

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davidlayne  (D 3102)

Aug 29, 2007, 8:30 PM
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Broussard


Jim_Hooper  (D 4019)

Aug 30, 2007, 4:37 AM
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I did about 30 jumps from Broussards at Chalon-sur-Saone in the summer of 1967, when most French DZs used them. Powered by a P&W R-985, the Broussard had a performance similar to a U-6 Beaver.
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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Aug 31, 2007, 5:17 AM
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Yup.

Pretty impressive plane, by the specs, and probably pretty noisy -- R-985 engine.
Here's a pretty picture of one.

HW
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riggerrob  (D 14840)

Sep 4, 2007, 12:50 PM
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It is rumored that the only reason the Brossard exists is that the French Army wanted to buy a bunch of DHC-2 Beavers - for one of their colonial wars - but the French Parliament said "buy French!"



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