Template - Dassault Mercure 100 v.1.5

Template - Dassault Mercure 100 v.1.5

2001kraft
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YES! FINALLY! IT TOOK AGES! Ahem.. anyway. Built {almost} completely from scratch, I’d like to thank 707 for making the windshield, and whoever made the engine fan. This is by no means the final version and there will be many fixes and additions [such as a wingbox fix and landing gear / doors addition] in the future. This model is probably my most successful from-scratch template ever. Although I definitely can do better {I’m looking at you, wing}. The Dassault Mercure was a French twin-engined narrow-body jet-powered airliner. It was proposed in 1967, its first production flight was in 1973 and it last flew in 1995. The aircraft only flew with Air Inter and had very little success, resulting in only 12 aircraft built, all between 1971 - 1975. In 1967, backed by the French government, Dassault decided to propose a competitor to the Boeing 737. This would attack this market segment at the upper end with a 140-seat jetliner, compared to the 100-seat Boeing 737-100 and the 115-seat Boeing 737-200 variants then in production. This aircraft would be an opportunity for Dassault to show the civilian market its knowledge of high-speed aerodynamics and low speed lift capability previously developed by producing a long line of jet fighters, such as the Dassault Ouragan, Dassault Mystère and Dassault Mirage aircraft. Dassault tried to attract the interest of major airlines and several regional airlines, by touting the Mercure 100 as a replacement for the Douglas DC-9. A few airlines showed some initial interest but only Air Inter, a domestic French airline, placed an order. This lack of interest was due to several factors, including the devaluation of the dollar and the oil crisis of the 1970s, but mainly because of the Mercure's operating range – suitable for domestic European operations but unable to sustain longer routes. At maximum payload, the aircraft's range was only 1,700 km. Consequently, the Mercure 100 achieved no foreign sales. With a total of only 10 sales with one of the prototypes refurbished and sold as the 11th Mercure to Air Inter, the airliner represented the worst failure of a commercial airliner in terms of aircraft sold. The number of sales was less than other poor-selling jet aircraft with less than 100 units sold, such as the Concorde [14 produced, 20 including prototypes and preproduction aircraft], the VFW-Fokker 614, Airbus A318, Convair 880 and 990, Vickers VC-10, Tupolev Tu-144, Boeing 737-600, 747SP, 747-300, 757-300 and Boeing 767-400 {these Boeing poor-selling types were however variants of successful models}. UPDATE 1.5: re-engined. #100 #200 #737 #A320 #Airbus #blank #commercial #competitor #Dassault #grouped #Mercure #one #tail #template #v1 #version #wing #wow
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