Draken acquiring more Mirages to enhance fleet adversary

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Unread post02 Apr 2020, 14:28

A distinct departure from its earlier delta wing designs, I often wondered why Dassault took the detour. The F1 hasn't fared very will in the combat its seen, at least as far as I can tell. There is the story of 1 Iraqi F1 sneaking up on an Iranian Tomcat and downing it in the final days of that war, which had to really sting the Iranians.

Otherwise, it was thoroughly trounced by both Saudi and US F-15C's during Desert Storm...
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