France's final Transall goes on display at museum

The Musée de l’Air et d’Espace placed its newly acquired C-160G Gabriel on display in September, reuniting it with an old colleague, as Babak Taghvaee discovered

Less than a month after returning from its final operational sorties over Eastern Europe, the Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace’s sole remaining Transall C-160G Gabriel, F216, made the short flight from its home base at Evreux, 60 miles west of Paris, to the French capital’s Le Bourget Airport. The Gabriel – or ‘Gabby’ as the type was affectionately known to its crews – touched down at the historic Parisian airfield to join the Musée de l’Air et d’Espace, France’s national aviation museum.

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