This is the first book ever to chronicle in detail all of the Mirage III, 5, F1, and 2000 aircraft and specifically their use in combat operations. Includes squadron histories and Mirage pilot narratives.
Release on 2019-11 | by Robert Pied,Nicolas Deboeck
Aircraft in Detail
Author: Robert Pied,Nicolas Deboeck
A close up of the Dassault Mirage F1, including every detail of the fuselage, cockpit, wings, landing gear, engine, vertical tail and more. Action photos of French, Spanish, Iraqi and other Mirage F1s. Includes 10 pages of cockpit photos and many maintenance photos. Also includes photos of the Mirage F1s currently operated by Draken International in the USA.
Originally envisaged and acquired as a 'pure' interceptor, before long the Mirage F.1 in Iraqi service proved a highly capable multi-role platform aircraft, and was widely deployed not only for ground attack but also anti-shipping purposes, as an aerial tanker, and for delivering long-range pin-point attacks.
Israel Aircraft Industries manufactured 51 single and ten two-seater Mirage 5s, the IDFAF named them Nesher; after an outstanding performance in the Yom Kippur War, most were sold to Argentina in the late 70s.