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Scale Model Mirage IIID/DS 48054 Kinetic 1:48
The Mirage III is a multi-role aircraft designed by the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation in the late 1950s. It was the first European-designed fighter aircraft capable of exceeding Mach 2 in horizontal flight.
The Mirage III has given rise to numerous variants and has met with notable success in export markets, with 21 user countries and 1,401 aircraft built (including the Mirage 5 versions). Switzerland, Australia and Belgium have built it under license. Israel has built local aircraft based on the Mirage III (Nesher and Kfir).
While the first Mirages were delivered in the early 1960s, many were still in service around the world at the beginning of the 21st century, 40 years later. They have generally been extensively modernized.