About This File
This mod is dedicated to BPAO, nothing would have been possible without him.
Single-seat strike and multi-role fighter. It is a simplified attack version with extra fuel in place of radar and some other all-weather avionics.
The South African Air Force recognized the advantages of a simplified version of the Mirafe F1CZ for day visual attack missions. The resulting Dassault-Breguet Mirage F1AZ
is visually distinguished by having a slender conical nose, resulting from removal of the large Cyrano IVM radar. In its place is the ESD Aïda II ranging radar and a
laser-ranger, with a large instrument boom housing the pitot/static heads attached on the underside of the nose. The main avionics racking is moved from behind the cockpit
to the nose, making room for an extra fuselage tank. Other additions are a Doppler radar and a retractable refueling probe. South Africa received 32 aircraft for service with
No. 1 Sqn.
The aircraft were withdrawn from service in 1997.
Ironically, it was the F1AZ's usefulness that indirectly resulted in its retirement. In ther late 1980's, the initial plan was for the F1AZ to be upgraded after the Cheetah
program was finished because the SAAF couldn't take the risk taking it's fleet of F1AZ's out of the front line without a similarly cabable aircraft to take their place, which
couldn't exist untill the Cheetah C. However, once the Cheetah upgrade was completed (mid-1990's), the budget had been slashed and there was no longer sufficient funding.
Faced with mounting operational costs, a tiny budget adn what amounted to a new type in service, the SAAF did the logical thing and retired the F1AZ's to focus the remaining
funding on the Cheetah C and D.
Covered unit :
N°1 Squadron Early Camo.
N°1 Squadron Experimental Camo.
N°1 Squadron Low Visibility camo.
N°1 Squadron Low Visibility camo and post 1994 marking.
Gabonese Air Force.
Congolese Air Force
- Copy and paste the Objects folder in your mod folder.
- 30MM_DEFA553 gun folder added.
- Aircraft : BPAO and Centurion-1.
- Cockpit : Brain32 and Centurion-1
- Skins and decals : Ludo.m54.
- Templates : Brain32, ACE888 and Ludo.m54.
- Avionics and data tweaks : Crusader.
- FM : Baffmeister.
- Interception light : Coupi
- Weapons : Ravenclaw_007.
- Hangars et loading screens : Ludo.m54.
The ejection seat should be a Martin Baker Mk4 but we don't have this model.So If there is a modder who wants to make it, he will be more than welcome.
A big thank to all on Combatace and C6 forums that helped us solving issues we encountered.
Any omission in credits is totally unwanted, if I forgot somebody, let me know, I will correct this.
This addon is and will in all cases remain freeware.
Released under CombatAce Fair-Use terms.
The Mirage F-1 Team.
What's New in Version v1.1
- 30MM_DEFA553 gun folder added