Mirage: South African Air Force Atlas Cheetah D 844 Paris Air Show 1995
Probably the least known of the Mirage family, Atlas Cheetah D 844, of the South African Air Force, is pictured at the Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget, on June 17th 1995.
South African Air Force Atlas/Denel Cheetah.S African built upgraded version of Dassault Mirage III.No829 at Louis Trichart, 1999. Cheetah 15.5m long.Span 8.2m.Height 4.5m. Powered by single Snecma Atar 9K50c-11.
Denel Cheetah - South African Air Force Museum. Atlas (later Denel) Cheetah built as upgrade of the Dassault Mirage III,& served the SAAF between 1986-2008.Were 3 variants - dual seat Cheetah D, & single seat E & Cs.Replaced by SAAB Gripens.No342, known as "Spotty" in Cheetah scheme at Louis Trichart,1999.
Weekend Wings #39: South Africa's "Franken-Mirages", Part 1 of 3
I'm sure readers know of Mary Shelley's famous novel 'Frankenstein'. Briefly, Dr. Victor Frankenstein assembles a monster in the form of a human being, using body parts from "the dissecting-room and the slaughter-house". Since then, the first part of his name has become a byword to describe anything that resembles a known thing, but uses parts from other things. For example, in the shooting world, a 'Franken-FAL' is a FAL rifle (like this one, for example) that looks as if it came from the…