N56NA (ex USAAF 43-2023 and United Air Lines N19934) was operated by Northern Airways since Sep 1983 and withdrawn from use by them in July 1989. It was acquired by Peter Milic and flown to Europe in May 1990, then on to Africa. In July 1991 it arrived at Jerusalem, Israel for storage (until at least June 1994). Then in July 1996 the Skytrooper turned up in France, and was first seen at the museum in May 1998. It was registered to Sunbest Industries Corp. in March 2001 and then to Maghreb Aero Service in September 2001, but those were paper actions only and the aircraft has remained on display ever since.
Three former French Air Force aircraft in the museum's storage area, awaiting their fate. On the left is Mirage IIIB N° 233, which was later restored and placed on a pole. In the middle is CM 170R Magister N° 458, which moved to Poland for display in the Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego in Kraków less than a year after this photo was taken. On the right is Mirage IIIE N° 418, which was still in dismantled storage by 2017.
This Armstrong Whitworth-built Meteor was allocated RAF serial WM296, but it never flew as such. Instead, it was transferred to the Armée de l'Air immediately after delivery, for use by the Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) for guided weapons testing. Withdrawn from use in mid 1985, the aircraft became part of the collection of the Musée Aéronautique de Champagne (Brienne-le-Château) in 1988. By 2001 it had moved to the Musée Européen de l'Aviation de Chasse, as seen here.
A temporary and apparently airworthy guest at the museum, in nice South Vietnamese markings, with its faded Night Mission nose art visible behind the engine. This Flamant arrived at the museum in 2001, but left in late 2010, after having been registered to Blue Bear Air on 5 October 2010. On 6 April 2011 it was registered to Association Dassault Passion and in June 2011 the aircraft was noted at Le Bourget, in bare metal with "Dassault Passion" titles.
After the Mirage III 001 prototype, ten Mirage IIIA evaluation aircraft were built. No 09, listed as written off on 20 June 1961, is missing an air intake cone. In the background is MD.312 Flamant F-AZEO, painted in South Vietnamese colours.