Spotting trip France. Day 3 : Museum Marseille-St Victoret


  • Hi guys,

    First of all thank you for the nice comments on our work during Day 1 and 2 of our French trip, so now we can continue with Day 3 !

    The first stage of day was spend again in the neighbourhood of Marseille Airport, in the small town of Saint-Victoret.

    A small museum was opened only recently as a tribute to the Sécurité Civile aircrews who protect the South of France against forest fires.

    The museum can hardly be missed, as a gate-guard a Canadair CL215 and an Alouette III are on display in the middle of the town square !




    F-ZBBV/46 Canadair CL215-1A10 - Sécurite Civile


    F-ZBDG Sud Aviation SA316B Alouette III - Sécurité Civile

    Inside the museum a second Alouette III and the nose-section of a second Canadair.


    F-ZBDC Sud Aviation SA316B Alouette III - Sécurité Civile




    F-ZBBD/29 Canadair CL215-1A10 - Sécurité Civile

    To complete the series on the Sécurité Civile, they also possess a Grumman Firecat.


    F-ZBAU/T2 Grumman S2 Firecat - Sécurité Civile.
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  • The Armée de l'Air and the Armée de Terre are also present...


    225/Dassault Mirage IIIBE - CEV - Armée de l'Air


    557/PL Robin HR100-250TR Président - Armée de l'Air


    40/44-CI Max-Holste MH1521M Broussard - Armée de l'Air


    1387/BDE Aérospatiale SA341F Gazelle - EAALAT - Armée de Terre


    1692 Sud-Aviation SA3160 Alouette III - Armée de Terre

    Most 'exotic' aircraft in this location a former Cameroon Air Force Gazelle, which unfortunately was not so easy to photograph...




    TJ-XBF Aérospatiale SA342L Gazelle - Cameroon Air Force

    I hope you like a bit of this stuff !
    Some more pictures on this museum can be found on the following link :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62068515@N ... 202452578/

    Tomorrow I will continue with the next part on our adventures on Day 3 !

    Greetz

    Laurent
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  • powermaccie wrote:Looks a great museum. Have to put on my to do list :wis:


    It's really small, and already very full ! Nevertheless they have been promised quite a few interesting planes for the future. Epsilon, Tucano, ... no idea where they are going to put these (or they have start filling the complete marketplace :cool: !

    They exist already several years, but was never officially opened because of some paperwork. The official opening was in March of this year.

    Greetz

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  • LaurentH wrote:1387/BDA Aérospatiale SA341F Gazalle - EAALAT - Armée de Terre


    BDE & Gazelle ;)

    Nice reports from France! 8-)

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  • LaurentH wrote:
    powermaccie wrote:Looks a great museum. Have to put on my to do list :wis:


    It's really small, and already very full ! Nevertheless they have been promised quite a few interesting planes for the future. Epsilon, Tucano, ... no idea where they are going to put these (or they have start filling the complete marketplace :cool: !

    They exist already several years, but was never officially opened because of some paperwork. The official opening was in March of this year.

    Greetz

    Laurent


    I was there a week ago and at the moment they are expanding the building, works should be done by the beginning of october.
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  • Mooie foto reeks Laurent :cool:
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