Questions tagged [dassault-mirage-iii]

A popular delta-winged fighter jet produced by Dassault of France in several variants, and widely exported, from 1955 into the 1980s.

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Why were canards added to some variants of the Dassault Mirage III?

Mirage III offshoots like Kfir made by Israel Aircraft Industries: or Cheetah converted by South-African manufacturer Atlas Aviation: both have canards. The original Mirage III designed by French ...
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Is it possible to upgrade old Mirage-III and Mirage-V variants with thrust vectoring engines?

Is it possible to upgrade old Mirage-III and Mirage-V variants with thrust-vectoring engines so that they can match the maneuverability of F-16s?
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What is the bulge under the engine of the Mirage III and some of its variants?

While attempting to create a Kfir in 3D modelling software, I noticed a bulge under the engine on the reference picture (a 2D side view) I was using, which I initially assumed to be a fin. After ...