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PostPosted: 12 May 2018, 16:49 
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And there's a South African connection, of course:
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1. The most important technological improvement, developed with the help of South Africa, is the ability to integrate air-to-air refuelling, Farooqi said.

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2. The Mirage III/5 is the PAF’s sole delivery platform for key stand-off weapons (SOW), namely the H-2 and H-4 glide-bombs (which are derived from the Denel Dynamics Raptor I and Raptor II – ranges of 60 km and 120 km, respectively)...

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More here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1404605


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PostPosted: 12 May 2018, 19:35 
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Beautiful aeries !!


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PostPosted: 12 May 2018, 22:41 
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Mistral wrote:
Beautiful aeries !!

And I worried not enough people would read the article.


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PostPosted: 13 May 2018, 11:56 
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Not many people know that Pakistan purchased 14 sets of zero timed wings from South Africa and mated them with fuselages purchased from Australia.

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PostPosted: 13 May 2018, 23:13 
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Dean wrote:
Not many people know that Pakistan purchased 14 sets of zero timed wings from South Africa and mated them with fuselages purchased from Australia.


Nope. First I hear of it.

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Dean wrote:
Not many people know that Pakistan purchased 14 sets of zero timed wings from South Africa and mated them with fuselages purchased from Australia.
I think those were wings we removed during Cheetah conversions of D's and E's, is that right?


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PostPosted: 15 May 2018, 13:00 
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I think so.

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PostPosted: 16 May 2018, 17:32 
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Dean wrote:
Not many people know that Pakistan purchased 14 sets of zero timed wings from South Africa and mated them with fuselages purchased from Australia.


Yes indeed. Nice pic of one on the internet. Also the subject of XtraDecals 48th scale Mirage III decal set. SA brown / green camo wings on grey (ex-Aussie IIIO) fuselage.


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PostPosted: 16 May 2018, 17:35 
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Here's some of tail number 560 :

http://www.oja.link/htmlfiles/mil/pakis ... rage3s.jpg

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/air ... df4d84ef00

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/a ... AF_560.jpg

By the way, they look super cool in the new low viz two tone grey with refueling probes :smt023


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