No. 10894. Badez-Giraud-Mercier Bagimer II (F-PFOK c/n 02)
Photographed at Pithiviers, France, ca. 1957, by Pierre Bregerie

Badez-Giraud-Mercier Bagimer II

10/31/2011. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The Bagimer I (also referred to as Alouette) was a two-seat homebuilt aircraft developed by Badez, Giraud and Mercier and was basically a Piper J-3/L-4H with modifications to the undercarriage, wings and tail surfaces and a 75 hp Minié 4.DC.32 engine replacing the original 65 hp Continental A65. The first aircraft was built by the developers and registered F-WFAR (c/n 01) it first flew in September 1949, being reregistered F-PFAR after it received its CofA.

The Bagimer II was the same aircraft after it had been re-engined with the original 65 hp Continental A65. A second very similar aircraft was then constructed by members of the Aéro-club de Pithiviers, initially registered F-WFOK, later F-PFOK, as pictured here with club member Guy Thion in the cockpit. Reportedly a third example, a Bagimer II, was also built in France."

Created October 31, 2011