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Code: FM-B11E369    Add to wishlist
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Franklin Mint Armour Collection B11E369
Dassault Mirage III Diecast Model
Swiss Air Force, Stans, Switzerland, 1989

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Dassault Mirage III   12.25"   6.75"

The Dassault Mirage III is a supersonic fighter aircraft designed in France by Dassault Aviation during the 1950s, and manufactured both in France and a number of other countries. It was a successful fighter aircraft, being sold to many air forces around the world and remaining in production for over a decade. Some of the world's smaller air forces still fly Mirage IIIs or variants as front-line equipment today, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Gabon, Libya, Pakistan (largest operator), and Venezuela.

Dassault Mirage III

Designed to meet a French government specification for a lightweight, all-weather interceptor, the Dassault Mirage III was first flown on November 17, 1956. This supersonic aircraft has a tailless delta wing configuration and is capable of high speeds (a Mirage IIIA was the first European aircraft to exceed Mach 2 in level flight). It has a provision for a SEPR liquid-fuel rocket engine, which provides additional burst thrust. In production for over a decade, the Mirage III is considered one of Europe's most successful military aircraft designs, serving 20 different nations, some of whom still fly it today.

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The Franklin Mint's 1:48 scale Mirage III series includes the single seat IIIC, the two-seat IIIB and the reconnaissance IIIR featuring an extended nose cone to house nose cameras. A notable feature is the tailless delta wing configuration, a common characteristic of most high-speed aircraft designed in the 1950's. This model includes several features uncommon in other Franklin Mint models, such as an opening hinged canopy and a highly detailed pivoting front nose wheel with transparent landing lights.

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Franklin Mint Armour Collection

The Franklin Mint "Armour Collection" range presents diecast detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. Armour Collection diecast airplanes from The Franklin Mint require no glueing or painting. Each model is an instant display piece or diorama centerpiece straight from the box. Made from diecast metal and plastic components, the die cast airplanes in the Franklin Mint's Armour Collection are 100% true to scale.

Franklin Mint "Armour Collection" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Detailed cockpit interiors.
  • No pilot figures.
  • Sturdy fixed metal landing gear for static display.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside.

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