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Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 11,090 lb SNECMA Atar 09K50 turbojet
Speed: 2 350 kph, 1,460mph mph
Range: 1 300km, 808miles
Seats: 1
Length: 15.50m, 50ft 10in
Span: 8.22m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 7 150kg, 15,765lb
Max T/O Weight: 13 700kg, 30,200lb
Period of Service: 1974 - 1990

Weapons:
DEFA 552 30mm Cannon, R.550 Magic Missile, V3B Kukri

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
2 incidents recorded

Mirage IIIR2Z

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Dassault-Breguet
Country of Manufacture: France
Role: Reconnaissance
 
Description:
The Mirage III R2Z was reputed to be the fastest Mirage version in the SAAF.
Images:

Mirage IIIR2Z 857 after it's last flight to AFB Ysterplaat in November 1990. Cockpit shot of Mirage IIIR2Z in 1990. Mirage III CZs and a R2Z at Ondangwa in the mid to late 1980s.