Mirage III IAI Nesher/Dagger

Salvador Mafe Huertas

 
Publication date:
August 2019
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Monographs
Illustration :
220 archival photos, 10 colour profiles
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788366148475

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
-
+
This book is available
£20.50

Overview
-

Israel Aircraft Industries manufactured 51 single and ten two-seater Mirage 5s, the IDFAF named them Nesher; after an outstanding performance in the Yom Kippur War, most were sold to Argentina late 70s.

By the beginning of the decade, the Argentina Air Force was in the process of modernizing its fleet of combat aircraft. While that stage had begun some years earlier with the introduction of the first batch of Douglas A-4P Skyhawk, it began with the incorporation of the BAC Canberra (intended to replace veteran Avro Lincoln and Lancaster killed in 1967) bombers and the signing of the contract for the first supersonic jet FAA: the Mirage III.