Philippe Duchateau, Salvador Mafe Huertas – Mirage! Dassault’s Mach 2 Warriors (Osprey Colour Series)
Osprey Publishing | 1990 | ISBN: 0850459532 | English | 130 pages | PDF | 15.81 MB

 

MIRAGE! presents a colourful tour d’horizon of all the operational versions of this quintessential family of French combat aircraft, with the single exception of the Mirage IV nuclear bomber. Not surprisingly, it is the Mirage III/5, one of the finest fighters to emerge from the 1950s, that forms the bulk of the photographic coverage in this book. An excellent selection of original photos illustrate aircraft from all around the globe.
Stunning air-to-air shots capture the Mirage in its clement, up there amongst the whispy stratocumulus just itching for a dogfight with an unwitting adversary. Fly with the Armee d’Air on a training sortie over southern France; prepare to ‘mix it’ with Ejcrcito del Aire Mirage F.1CEs in a two v two dogfight over the Iberian peninsula; and hold on tight as the crack crews from the South African Air Force scrape across the burnt veldt in search of enemy aircraft, proving that the Dassault delta is just at homo in the weeds’.
The ultimate delta, the Mirage 2000 is also graphically illustrated, both fighter interceptor and nuclear penetrator variants being covered within this volume.
Enjoy the lavish colour schemes, matched only by equally lavish type designations, of the multifarious Mirage 5, the export bread winner for Dassault.
They are all here, each and every Mirage a fitting tribute to Dassault’s brilliance as an aircraft designer par excellence.

 

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