Aviation Photo #1484386 Dassault (GAF) Mirage IIIO(F/A) - Australia - Air Force

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Rare low res Air to Air photo of 3 Squadron Mirage IIIO(F/A) A3-86 (with supersonic and centre-line fuel tanks) climbing over waters south of Singapore. The aircraft was being flown by 'Trudy', in formation with 75 Squadron Mirage IIID A3-108, on a 0.8 hour trip from Singapore to Butterworth, Malaysia. On 03Apr1981, the BUT-Sing trip in A3-108 took 0.6 hours, achieving Mach 2.0 at 45,000 ft. (Thanks Baz S.) A3-86 was delivered in May 1968. When retired, A3-86 was stored at Woomera and sold to Pakistan.
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    Wolodymir Nelowkin
    Australia - Air Force
    Dassault (GAF) Mirage IIIO(F/A)
    Dassault Mirage I/III
    Dassault Mirage I/III
    In Flight
    April 7, 1981
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9 years ago
Still flying!
9 years ago
Spectacular image and capture, love the angle and the boats wake, not to mention the miracle, thank you for sharing our avaiation history.

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