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#AA-2095   1/72 scale  Dassault Mirage G8.01/02  French nuclear armed swing-wing fighter

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

37 resin parts

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Clear-resin canopy & Decal

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Span 180 mm

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Length 233 mm

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Unit price: US$68

Shipping charge: US$8.50

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$1.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1964, the French defense ministry requested a development program on variable-sweep wing aircraft for dual land and aircraft carrier use. An order for an experimental prototype was placed to Dassault in 1965. Dassault emerged the variable-sweep aircraft  as the  two-seat Mirage G4 fighter in 1967, essentially a swept wing version of the Mirage F2. While the aircraft were under construction the requirements changed and the French military requested that the design be converted into a dedicated interceptor. Mirage G4 was redesignated G8-01. The two-seat aircraft made its first flight in 1971 with the second aircraft, G8-02 becoming a single-seat version, that first flight in 1972. The G8 variants were equipped with Thomson-CSF radar and a low-altitude navigational-attack system based on that used in the Dassault Milan. As no funding was included for the Mirage G8 in the 1971-1976 French defense budget, the aircraft did not enter production.

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Fighter bomber

Study on a variable-sweep aircraft for the Air Force and Naval Aviation

13m.

16.80m.

5.35m.

2 SNECMA Atar 9K50 turbojets engine

1550 mph (Mach 2.1)

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Model References

The Dassault Mirage G8 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Dassault Mirage family

Mirage F.1

Mirage F.2

Mirage G

Mirage G8

Mirage III

Mirage IIIC

Mirage IIIT

Mirage IIIV 01

Mirage IV

Mirage 2000

Mirage 4000

Modern French fighter

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Modern experimental aircraft