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Atlas Cheetah E south african Air Force
Install - Need Update July 2012 and DLC Mirage IIIO
The single-seater Cheetah E is regarded by most observers[who?] as having just been an interim fighter for use in the period before the Cheetah Cs became operational, due to the very short operational life of the Cheetah E, which was only a few years from its entry into operational service in 1987/88 to its retirement in 1992. It was fitted with a comparatively simple avionics suite and radar, and retained the Atar 9C-3 engine. Its typical mission while in service was as a standby interceptor, whereby a minimum of two aircraft, armed with two V3B (later V3C) missiles, would be on permanent alert status in case of an attack from the north.
All the aircraft were placed into storage, though the final example, No.842, was painted in a non-standard camouflage scheme and used for systems testing. No.842 is currently with the SAAF Museum, and is stored at AFB Swartkop. In 2003 Chile purchased five of the mothballed aircraft, numbers 819, 820, 827, 832 and 833. The country has also indicated its desire to purchase seven more aircraft (numbers 822, 823, 825, 828, 829, 831 and 834), subject to the agreement of a suitable purchase price. The Chilean Air Force (FACh) will use the Cheetah E airframes as a source of spares for its similar ENAER Pantera aircraft.
Animed Cockpit - SHFT + 1
Modelo - TK (Mirage IIIO)
Texture - Denis Oliveira
Template Texture - Ludo
3D mod - Denis Oliveira
Decals - Denis Oliveira
Data ini - Coupi, Denis Oliveira
Cockpit and Avioncs ini - ace888