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deserves a web site for many reasons :
- first french fighter reaching Mach 2
- first rocket and turbojet powered operationnal fighter
- best export sale for a french aircraft
The mirage III's legend was written
by the jewish pilots during the six days war in 1967. However if this aircraft
is particularly sweet to a french's heart, it is beacaus it blots the shame
of 1940 out of his memory. The Mirage III also marks the come back of the
french aircraft industry.
1953-1957 : Genesis
The program's specs, other competitors,
the "Mystère delta", pre production Mirages III .
The Mirage III C
All weather Fighter Bomber :
The Mirage III E
Fighter Bomber and that's all !
The Mirage V
The Mirage III R et RD
Mirages III abroad
Australia, Israël, Belgium, .....
VTOL at Mach 2
The Mirages III V
A prolific lineage
Legitimate childs, ...and natural sons! (cheetah,
dagger, Kfir ...)
Le Mirage who wore moustaches, the Mirage III T, and other curiosities.
The Mirage III at war :
The6 days war, the Kippour war,
The Israeli lineage
An almost exhaustive Jean Paul
Viaud related to Mirage III CJ's and derivates
- Recce fighter (R et RD) -
VTOL at Mach 2(Mirages III V)
A prolific lineage -
TheIsraeli lineage-Mirage III abroad-The
Mirage III at War