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Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 13,670 lb SNECMA Atar 09C turbojet
Speed: 2 350 kph, 1,460mph mph
Range: 1 206km, 750miles
Seats: 1
Length: 15.03m, 49ft 4in
Span: 8.22m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 7 050kg, 15,540lb
Max T/O Weight: 13 700kg, 30,200lb
Period of Service: 1965 - 1986

Mirage IIIEZ

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Dassault-Breguet
Country of Manufacture: France
Role: Attack/Strike
 
Description:
Single-seat strike, interdiction and multi-role fighter.
Images:

Mirage III EZ #832 (c/n 416) No. 85 Combat Flight School, AFB Pietersburg, 1982. 
No 832 was an ex French Air Force Mirage IIIE (2-ET), before being delivered to the SAAF in 1966. The aircraft was later converted to a Cheetah E no. 832. Subsequently sold to Chile in 2004. Mirage III EZ #829 (c/n 459) No. 3 Squadron, AFB Waterkloof, 1980.
This aircraft was later converted to a Cheetah E no. 829. Mirage III EZ #824 (c/n 446) No. 2 Squadron, AFB Waterkloof, 1974.
This aircraft was later converted to a Cheetah E no. 824. Aircraft was written off during exercise Golden Eagle, on 17th June 1991, when the Cheetah E, operated by No 5 sqdrn,  suffered an engine problem near Louis Trichardt, and crashed. The pilot, Cmdt. I. C. Jones ejected safely. Mirage III EZ #823 (c/n 444) No. 2 Squadron, AFB Waterkloof, 1974.
Finished in the natural metal delivery scheme, with red trim. No 823 was an ex French Air Force Mirage IIIE (13-QI), before entering service with the SAAF during 1966. This aircraft was later converted to a Cheetah E no. 823. four view.