France and Germany Worked on a Fighter Jet You Never Heard Of

Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet

The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet was born at a time when the world desperately needed collaboration. During the 1960s, at the peak of the Cold War, the French and West German air forces got together to create an aircraft that would signify a new chapter between both nations. Thus came to be a new trainer and attack aircraft that would see service well into the new millennium. An incredibly versatile machine, the Alpha Jet was carefully designed by Dassault and Dornier to meet every requirement from both air forces, but also from many more interested parties around the world. Still, there were higher expectations to surpass, as the aircraft would have to make it into the jet-powered era…

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