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Mirage G8 (I know how it could sound in English, please don´t joke about it :yes: :yes: :yes: )

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ok,maybe when somebody finish it post a topic like: swing wing Mirage is OUTING! :biggrin:

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Nice photo and wouldn't it be a great addition?

 

OT but imagine the two-seater Mirage G8 slightly scaled up and that's how the USAF wanted their TFX (F-111A) to look like but, sadly, the USN inflicted the side-by-side seating, crew escape capsule, massive radome and internal weapons bay on the F-111 project. Ironically, none of these found their way onto the VFX (F-14A).

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The whole range of "high-end" options in the Mirage family would be nice.

But there's so much to do already...

 

Mirage F2 (cancelled in 67)

Dual seat, 1 engine, a little bigger than a Mirage III, with a high mounted swept wing, for strike, reconnaisance etc...

Started in paralell with the original Mirage G, the AdA lost interest in it once the Mirage G proved successful, concentrating instead on the G4.

 

Mirage G4 (cancelled 68)

Dual seat, 2 engines, for strike, reconnaissance, nuclear strike and electronic warfare.

Replacing the F2 as the next main strike aircraft, the F2 development continuing for a while in paralell as a backup plan.

 

Mirage F3 (cancelled in 67)

Single seat, 1 engine, smaller than the F2, for interception.

Mostly a F2 cut for interception duty after a shift in priorities.

 

Mirage G8 (cancelled 73)

Single seat, 2 engines, for interception.

Once the G4 collapsed and realising that what the AdA really needed was interceptors, the G8 was to the G4 what the F3 was to the F2, an interceptor version, the program continued until 1973 even though the AdA chose the F1 in 1967, perhaps hoping to get enough credits in the meantime to procure the G8 later on.

 

And last but not least...

 

The Mirage 4000 !

 

PS :

 

Ah ! I knew I already did a whole rant on these birds ^^

A little over a year ago...

Edited by Gunrunner

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Errr, there never was any G3...

 

What would be interesting would be a G4 (the G8 looks unbalanced with its single seat so far forward) and a F3 (the F2 second seat being far enough that the single seat version looks right).

 

The original Mirage G demonstrator might be of interest too (Mirage F2 fuselage, dual seat, single engine, swing wings : Link).

 

And of course a 4000.

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Probably because the USN did test the Mirage G around 1968 and Dassault did offer the swing technology and consultancy on it to some competitors including LTV, IIRC LTV did take the offer (hence the proximity of design), but no other did.

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