This funny frame with it's big red nose is one of the two Breguet 941 currently preserved. Only five aircraft of that type have been built: one prototype and four others for the French Air Force. They were all four wfu in 1974.
This elegant warbird has been entirely built by a very small team led by Jean Noan after 12 years of effort and 25,000 man hours! Only 2 prototypes aircraft were built in France and flew in April 1940. Both and the whole relevant documentation were destroyed or lost durning the war. It was an extrordinary technical challenge and a great human adventure to built again this aircraft and to made it airworthy 60 years after. Hats off! It was later registered F-AZJY.
This Alcyon was built in 1958 and was delivered to the French AF as 154. In Jun-1966 it became civil as F-BNEI. This registration was cancelled in Feb-1996. The Musée Régional de l'Air salvaged the wreck in 1999 and started to restore the aircraft with the help of parts from other aircraft. It was registered as F-BXJR in Jan-2008 and on 08-Mar-2008 it made its first flight after restoration. The museum was later renamed Espace Air Passion.