Mirage F1

Giraffe Missions: the story of how Iraqi Mirage F1 fighters were able to shoot down four Iranian F-14 Tomcats

Giraffe Missions: the story of how Iraqi Mirage F1 fighters were able to shoot down four Iranian F-14 Tomcats

The Mirage F1 Developed to replace Mirage IIIC interceptors, the F1 was different from previous Mirages since it featured a… Read More

2 months ago

Here’s why aircraft camouflage can be very effective

Aircraft camouflage Camouflage, in the form of paint applied to aircraft, has been regularly studied and experimented with since the… Read More

3 months ago

EF-111A EWO explains why the Raven aerial kill scored during Operation Desert Storm was a low-altitude maneuvering kill and not an F-15C air-to-air victory

‘Out of the black night, a bright, orange, twisting, tumbling fireball flashes forward into our right two-o-clock as Jim keeps… Read More

2 years ago

The Oil Tankers and Merchant Ships hit by the Iraqi Air Force Super Étendard attack aircraft during the Tanker War with Iran

The Super Étendard was used by Iraqi Air Force to attack oil tankers and merchant shipping in the Persian Gulf… Read More

2 years ago

The story of Suzanna, the Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 Business Jet that almost Sank US Navy’s guided missile frigate USS Stark

On May 17, 1987, the guided missile frigate USS Stark was hit by a pair of French Made Exocet Missiles… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the RAF Tornado F3s that failed to engage an Iraqi Mirage F1 attacking two USAF A-10s during Operation Desert Storm

This incident highlighted a limitation of the Tornado F3 – the lack of a Mode 4 interrogator meant that the… Read More

3 years ago

The weird story of the South African missile very similar to the ramjet-powered version of the Russian R-77 medium-range air-to-air missile

Most likely, this was a sheer accident. Or - and considering a number of what could only be described as… Read More

3 years ago

Former IRIAF F-14 Pilot explains how he was able to dodge 20 Matra missiles fired at his Tomcat by Iraqi Fighter Jets

“I called the ground radar but didn’t receive a reply. I tried again and still got no reply. After my… Read More

4 years ago

That Time Gaddafi Scrambled 70 Fighters to Intercept US Navy Aircraft that Crossed the Line of Death

No less than 35 pairs of Libyan interceptors, including a total of 70 MiG-23MS's, MiG-25Ps, Mirage F.1s, and even Su-22s,… Read More

5 years ago

The Story of the Giraffe Missions and how IrAF Mirage F.1 fighter bombers were able to shoot down four IRIAF F-14 Tomcats

When the two Mirage F.1 interceptors were within 20 kilometres from their targets, the ground control issued the pre-determined code-word… Read More

5 years ago

The USS Stark Incident: That time a Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 Business Jet almost Sank a US Navy Frigate

During its rebuild in France the Falcon 50 received the typical pointed nose of the Mirage F.1 containing the Cyrano… Read More

5 years ago

ATAC took delivery of all 63 refurbished Mirage F1s

ATAC Mirage F1 inventory represents the single largest common fleet of privately-owned ADAIR aircraft in the world. Airborne Tactical Advantage… Read More

5 years ago

MiG-23 Vs Mirage F.1: when Cuban-flown Angolan Floggers clashed with South African Mirages

The SAAF had to admit that - thanks to the superior armament of the Cuban-flown MiG-23MLs - Angola was now… Read More

6 years ago

Paramaount Aerospace to refurbish Draken’s 22 ex-Spanish Air Force Mirage F1M aircraft

Paramount Aerospace Systems had previously carried out the modernization of the Mirage F1M while still in Spanish Air Force military… Read More

6 years ago

THE CONTROVERSIAL KILLS SCORED BY SAUDI F-15s DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM

It is almost certain that the two Mirage kills scored by RSAF F-15s were driven by a political directive that… Read More

7 years ago

AFTER HAVING PURCHASED 22 MIRAGE F1s, DRAKEN BUYS 12 ATLAS CHEETAH FIGHTERS

The Cheetah fighters have an average of 500 hours on each airframe and are considerably younger than many of the… Read More

7 years ago