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Old 01-08-2020, 09:59 PM
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Mirage IIIc vs FD -2 - A copy or not ?

In 1956 a speed record of mach 1.73 was attained by the british research flane namex Fd-2 ( Fairey Delta 2). Only two protorypes were built and later they served in the Concord development program. Some observers claimed that the developers of the Mirage copied the wing design of the FD-2 . For that reason I took images of the two side by side. The FD-2 had a very nice
feature that allowed the pilot to lower the mfront part of the plane for a better sight during landing.

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Old 01-17-2020, 03:23 PM
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Mirage IIIc vs Mig 17 , 19 , 21- Middle east battles

The IAF total Arab planes ghat were shoot down is around 640 and of these 390 belong to the mirage !!!
After the Mirage the Phantom with 120 and
F-15 and F-16 and small number by older French planes and even Skyhawk shootdown two mig -17s in 1970.
The Mirage was a love story in the IAF and pilots who flew it were in love with it - the cockpit was arraneged in a way that every thing is located where it should be and falls to the hands and pilots that were able to exploit the delta wing advantages during air battles became Aces very fast !

Yair
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:36 AM
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Mirage IIIc with 4 French brothers IAF

During the Six day war the IAF was comprized from the following French fighters : 68 Mirages IIIc 39 Super mysters
20 Vautours 40 Mystere IV 50 Ouragan.
The Mirage shoot down 390 arab planes mostly mig 21's.
Super Mystere 7 Mystere IV 6 Ouragan 2 Vautour 1.
Some images of the group.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:13 PM
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Mirage IIIc vs Super Etendard

The two are both from the famous Dassault aviation manufacturer and therfore both have a well stream and sleek lines in the best french tradition.
The SE is much newer design with non afterburning engine Atar 9 with a thrust of 5 ton while the Mirage had the afterburner version with 4.4 ton dry and 6.2 ton wet thrust.
The advanrage of the Mirage is the better acceleration to high speeds but this seldom needed in air battles. At low level the speed differance is only 90 knots for the Mirage
730 knots vs 640 knots. At hight the SE could go up to mach 1.3 while the Mirage could reach mach 2.1 .The initial climb
rate is 20 k feet per min while the Mirage is
given 16 k feet per min in all aviation books
which is surprizing !!!
The SE had a much more modernize weapon delivery system but was adapted for strike against sea and land targets and not for interception as the Mirage.
The SE could carry more payload and had a better operational range and is the clear winner in the strike mission while the Mirage was the better interceptor.
Some images of the two side by side in 1:48 scale - the SE is fly model ( together with the Harrier as Falkland heros ) and the Mirage is a repainted Mali model arz version of the IAF.

Yair
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:50 AM
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Two very important planes in the history of my country.Thanks Yair, they look fabulous!
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:39 PM
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Dear Sergio - in Six day war in June 1967 the Mirage 3c was numerically the most spreadwide figther in the Isralian air force.
The Mirage in the hands of the skilled IAF pilots shootdown more planes than any other fighter : 12 mig 21 16 mig 19 12 mig 17 5 Hunters 2 IL 28 in Six day war air battles only . The sales of the Mirage started to jump in the world after the Six day war !!!
The Super Etendard was the Argentine hero of the Falkland war with it's deadly Exocet missile - if only there were more missiles in their hands the Argentinians they could destroy most of the British fleet and win the war !!!

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Old 01-21-2020, 03:56 PM
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Mirage 3c vs Mig -21 f13 - SIX DAY WAR

The two were the main rivals in the war.
The Egyptians had 120 migs excluding the Syrians with another 50 against only 70 mirages. The mirage was the clear winner of the war. At the last chapter I forgot to include some 7 SU-7 Egyptians fighters that were also shootdown by mirages figthers in the six day war !!!
Some more images of the two rivals in 1:48 scale .

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