60th anniversary of the transition to Mach II with the Mirage IIIA 01

2018/10/24
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On this day, in 1958, 60 years ago, the Dassault Mirage IIIA 01 reaches Mach 2 with Roland Glavany at the controls.

On this day, in 1958, 60 years ago, the Dassault Mirage IIIA 01 reaches Mach 2 with Roland Glavany at the controls.

Designed and built within the framework of the light interceptor program defined by the French Air Force after the Korea war (1950-1953), the Mirage III was a bomber fighter aircraft with a delta wing and a fuselage designed according to the area rule which gave it a distinctive waisted profile. Derived from the first Mirage formula with a Delta wing, the Mirage III is designed at the end 1955.

Roland Glavany and the Mirage III A 01
Roland Glavany and the Mirage III A 01

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Mirage III on the ground

Mirage III

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