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Dassault Mirage III A3-92

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Selected to replace the Avon Sabre as the RAAF's fighter aircraft in 1960, the Mirage was the first aircraft in RAAF service capable of flying at twice the speed of sound. Entering operational service during 1965, the Mirage served as the front-line fighter until 1988, making the aircraft the longest-serving fighter in RAAF history. Built under licence in Australia by the Government Aircraft Factories (GAF), 100 single-seat and 16 two-seat Mirages were operated by seven RAAF units.

The first Australian-assembled Mirage flew at Avalon airfield in March 1963, and this and the following 48 aircraft were built as Mirage IIIO(F) interceptors. Following aircraft A3-50, production switched to the Mirage IIIO(A) ground attack aircraft with slightly different equipment for this role. In June 1969, the IIIO(F) aircraft were modified to the ground attack standard, to increase commonality within the Mirage fleet.
January 10, 2013
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Jan 10, 2013 3:26:08 am
awesome capture great take

by rocdan Homepage »

Jan 10, 2013 8:41:51 am
For the pilots of the time this must have seemed a whole new experience after the Avon Sabre.
Cool POV mate showing off it's sleek pencil like looks.

by Maxidyne Homepage »

Jan 10, 2013 9:45:47 am
Sweet shot mate! Like this series, keep it up.. lol
And thanks so much for the info, it helps allot!
The Mirage III was the same as the Argentines used during the Falklands War, they came out terribly against the Harriers.. But then, at the time almost anything would..
Not bragging again.. But very little to brag about here anymore! lol
Good shot..

by debbielove Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 10, 2013 10:44:58 am
This is a super shot Andrew and excellent info.

by jayfar Homepage »

Jan 10, 2013 12:11:15 pm
Very cool aircraft

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Jan 10, 2013 8:40:34 pm
The Mirages were a renouned aircraft. Thanks for sharing.

by pimanjc Homepage »

Jan 11, 2013 2:32:13 am
Superb capture my friend.
God Bless.

by kgb224 Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 12, 2013 1:40:05 am
Always loved that wing design.

by Crabbycabby Homepage »

Jan 16, 2013 2:38:37 pm
Mirage are in Mali, just now.

by moochagoo Homepage »

Feb 10, 2013 1:19:52 pm
The aircraft is really beautiful, a pure single tailless delta.

by Silgrin Homepage »

Feb 27, 2013 10:26:41 pm
that is a beast of a nose - nice information!

by danapommet Homepage »


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