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Falcon Models FA725005 1/72 Dassault Mirage IIIO RAAF No.75 Sqn, A3-27, RAAF Butterworth, Malaysia, 1980


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First Available: August 2012Falcon Models 1:72 FA725005Dassault Mirage IIIO RAAF No.75 Sqn, A3-27, RAAF Butterworth, Malaysia, 1980

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1:72 Scale                         Length           Width
Dassault Mirage IIIO           8.25"            4.5"

Nicknamed "The French Lady" by the RAAF, the Dassault Mirage IIIO was chosen over the F-104 Starfighter as the replacement for Australia's F-86 Sabre. A total of 100 Mirage 111Os plus an additional two-seat 111Ds were eventually purchased, but sadly 43 aircraft and 14 pilots were lost during its time in service. Beginning in 1988, the RAAF phased out the Mirage in favor of the F/A-18 Hornet.

Dassault Mirage IIIO
Designed to meet a French government specification for a lightweight, all-weather interceptor, the Dassault Mirage III was first flown on November 17, 1956. This supersonic aircraft has a tailless delta wing configuration and is capable of high speeds (a Mirage IIIA was the first European aircraft to exceed Mach 2 in level flight). It has a provision for a SEPR liquid-fuel rocket engine, which provides additional burst thrust. In production for over a decade, the Mirage III is considered one of Europe's most successful military aircraft designs, serving 20 different nations, some of whom still fly it today.

Falcon Models' 1:72 scale Mirage III is smartly constructed in diecast metal, with plastic components used for details such as engine intakes, vertical fin and removable ordnance. The solid metal wing is cleverly fitted to the fuselage, with the seams visible only on the underside. The hinged canopy opens for an unobstructed view of the cockpit's interior features, such as the pad-printed instrument panels, pilot seat and control stick. The landing gear is designed as subassemblies for quick and easily configuration. Additional features include afterburner details deep inside the engine's exhaust nozzle and both styles of supersonic fuel tanks.

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The Falcon Models "Wings of Fame" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Falcon Models "Wings of Fame" diecast airplanes feature:

  •     Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  •     Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  •     Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  •     Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  •     Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  •     Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  •     Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
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Diecast Toy Manufacturer Falcon Models
Manufacturer No
Country Australia
Scale 1:72
Type Jet Aircraft
Series Mirage IIIO
Color Blue