by Richard Maher
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Developed specifically for the Swiss Air Force, the Mirage IIIS
had a new radar made by the Hugue Aircraft company allowing the
Mirage to carry the Falcon missile.
This was the only Mirage variant capable of carrying Falcon missiles
instead of the Matra 530. They could also carry the Sidewinder
The Mirage IIIS has a new oleo front gear allowing to raise the
front of the aircraft and permitting the aircraft to get inside the
caverns, made specially for the Swiss Air Force.
The Swiss Air Force bought 57 Mirages:
54 were build in Switzerland. Only the 2 IIIBS and the IIIC,
came from France. They were operational from 1964.
My renderings depict the Mirage IIIS in its first years Swiss
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Created 26 November, 2002
06 December, 2002
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