The Cocarde hall

Cocarde hall © MAE - Le Bourget/F. CabezaThis hall was re-opened in June 2017 at the time of the Paris Air Show and was officially inaugurated in September.  The scenography of this space presenting French military aviation was redesigned with models, equipment, and flight suits on dummies and some multimedia terminals. New display cases have been added exhibiting some modern military collections.

Cocarde hall © MAE - Le Bourget/F. CabezaCocarde Hall presents some major aircraft which was used by the Air Force from the 1950s to the 1970s : a Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, a Mistral, several North-American ones, etc. Discover the different air components of the French army: Navy aviation, light aircraft from the army and air force. The Cocarde hall presents the work and missions of the air forces, the innovations and technologies of the French Air Force, as well as equipment such as ejector seats and electronic war equipment.

Cocarde hall © MAE - Le Bourget/F. CabezaPermanent exhibition is divided into several parts

  • Creation and history of the French military aviation
  • Aviation police
  • Close air support
  • Anti-submarine warfare and anti-ship missiles
  • Maritime Security
  • Relief efforts and humanitarian assistance
  • Intelligence services
  • Dissuasion and force projection

Two new areas dedicated to military aviation opened in 2015 for the occasion of the seventy years since the end of the Second World War: Hall 39-45 and the Hall Normandie Niemen.

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