In Armée de l'Air inventory, BuAer 126949
had serial number 64. Here the machine is in perfect
condition after overhaul but when coming back from Chad
where they get poor mechanical and airframe conditions
due to the sand effects and heavy work under African sky.
During ferry flights, oil consumption often was very high
cylinders being fully eroded and sometimes even one ore
two pistons perforated was but the Cyclone continued to
run without major problems...!!!