AVIATION: New Wings for France

At an aircraft plant in southern France last week, production was being stepped up on a trim, twin-jet plane with a graceful butterfly tail. The plane was France's Magister, a light, two-place trainer (made by Etablissements Fouga) that can hit 450 m.p.h., perform most of the maneuvers of heavier, more expensive combat cratt. The French air force has ordered 100 of the new Magisters; last week the hard-to-please NATO training committee was also recommending the plane to West Germany and other NATO nations as the standard basic trainer for fledgling jet pilots....

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