“The Brégouze, the Badèche, the Daurade, the Jonas, Nanar…The nicknames given by the Air France staff were not lacking in the Breguet Deux-Ponts, thereby showing the attachment to this aircraft in very particular profile, of those who implemented it. However, well born but unloved, the Bréguet type 763 had to overcome many obstacles and reluctance before being accepted within the great family of the fleet of Air France But, finally arriving at the right time and in the right place, it played a key role in the operation of the Mediterranean and Saharan networks of the company, its modularity and its capacity to carry oversized freight working wonders. Similarly, a rarity in the aeronautical context of the time, the Deux-Ponts did not experience any fatal accidents, even if technical incidents were not lacking, as with all aircraft of its generation. Thanks to personal testimonials and numerous unpublished documents and photographs, this book is able to retrace the entire history of the BR 763 in the colors of Air France: from the difficult negotiations which characterized its acquisition, to the concession in “all cargo” of the last five aircraft still in line at the end of the 1960s. Also covered are lesser-known aspects of the life of Deux-Ponts, such as its role during the Suez campaign, its passage under the cockades, or the attempts at exploitation by other companies” French text and captions.
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