Fouga Magister CM170
With it’s distinctive ‘butterfly’ tail, the iconic French built Fouga CM170 Magister was a 1950’s two-seat jet. It was Fouga’s greatest success with nearly 1,000 airframes constructed.
The Fouga Magister has a unique place in Irish Military History; one was used to attack Irish troops serving as UN Peacekeeprs in the Congo in 1961. This lone Fouga which carried out the attack was flown by a Belgian mercenary in the Katangan Air Force who carried out the bombings and machine gun attacks on Irish Troops.