Mirage F.1CG Walkaround
Here are a few mostly close-up shots of two HAF Mirage F.1CGs.
The HAF Mirage F.1CGs equipped the 342 and 334 All Weather Squadrons. A peculiarity of the HAF F.1CG was that they used the American Sidewinder air-to-air missile. They were painted in Aegean Blue, with the lower surfaces aluminum. The Mirage F.1 aircraft were withdrawn in 2003.
The first batch of shots is from s/n 123, that has been freshly repainted and restored in static condition, in order to be exhibited as a static display.
The second batch is from s/n 140, that had been restored as a static display some 15 years ago, the effect of time is more than evident! Still, the second batch is of more interest to modelers, as the paints used for it were the original “Aegean Blue” for the Mirage F.1.
Kind of a “bonus” pic is this beautiful commemorative 334SQ scheme “ΤΑΛΩΣ ” (Talos). Talos was a giant bronze man who guarded the island of Crete by throwing stones at the ships of unwanted visitors. This scheme never flew, though:
Hope you like them! (slowly uploading…)