High Planes Dassault Mirage IIIE/5 "Cyrano" Egypt, Venezuela, Argentina Kit 1:72
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The Dassault Mirage is one of the most successful French aircraft designs of the post-war era, and an outstanding third generation jet fighter. The Mirage III prototype first flew in 1956 benefiting greatly from the work done on the experimental Fairey FD-2 Delta. It entered service with the French Air Force in 1961.
The initial IIIC was improved with a new engine, the ATAR 9C, extra avionics and the Cyrano II radar to make the IIIE. Later the Mirage IIIE was developed into the Mirage 5 in collaboration with Israel. This version removed the avionics from the bay behind the cockpit and added extra hard points. The old avionics bay was used for extra fuel storage. The Mirage 5 went into service as the Nesher in Israel and 5J in France.
This kit includes four decal options.
This kit includes the revised wing & fuselage sprues with improved surface details.
Decal Options: Argentina x 2, Egypt x 1, Venezuela x 1
Paint and cement not included. Suitable for ages 14 to Adult