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The future we used to have, part 18

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As well as the USSR, USA and UK, many other nations were involved in the Cold War. However, none, it seems, built quite as many aircraft as those three countries. As a result, this “rest of the world” post proved really difficult to put together. The USA and USSR were in a military pissing contest, so it’s no real surprise they manufactured hundreds of different types of aircraft. Britain’s large inventory was a result of the role the country played in World War 2… But few other nations invested quite so much in their own military-industrial complexes, and seemed mostly happy to purchase their military aircraft from the USSR, USA or UK. The following aircraft, however, were all the products of their nation’s aerospace companies. Not all of them ever saw service.

fighters

18_Avro_Arrow_3

Avro Arrow
Interceptor prototype
(Canada)

18_MirageG8

Dassault Mirage G
Swing-wing interceptor prototype
(France)

18_SO9000_Trident

SNCASO SO.9000 Trident
Interceptor prototype
(France)

18_vj101c

EWR VJ-101
Experimental VTOL fighter
(Germany)

SONY DSC

Soko/Avioane Craiova JR-22 Orao
Fighter
(Yugoslavia/Romania)

fighter/bombers

18_JH-7JH-7A

Xian JH-7 FBC-1 Flying Leopard
Fighter/bomber
(China)

18_mirage_iv_mv

Dassault Mirage IV
Supersonic strategic bomber
(France)

18_hal-hf-24-marut

Hindustan Aeronautics HF-24 Marut
Fighter/bomber
(India)

18_Fiat-G-91-R3

Fiat G.91
Fighter/bomber
(Italy)

18_saab_a-36_195

Saab 36
Proposed supersonic bomber
(Sweden)

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