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Capabilities of PAF Dassault MIRAGE-III/V.

Should Pakistan upgrade its Mirages to South African Cheetah standard if not Beyond?

  • Yes

    Votes: 152 59.1%
  • No

    Votes: 105 40.9%

  • Total voters
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litman

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I have a question regarding weapons carried by mirages. In this pic and in many others we often see an AIM 9 on a mirage. are they fitted for only photoshoot or training purposes? because in a real modern war our mirages can only perform strike missions. As per kaiser tufail the best option for a mirage pilot in a dog fight is to escape because it will lose to any other fighter. Arming a close combat missile on a BVR less and not so agile air craft seems to be wasting a missile and a hard point (if PAF uses this configuration in a war which is unlikely though). In 71 PAF used mirages in mixed roles. Some armed with air to ground munitions and others with air to air missiles for defending the strikers but that was long time ago. Today IMO mirages will perform strike role close to the border being escorted by JFTs and F16s. So PAF should train the mirage pilots only in air to ground roles as in air to air role today it is highly unlikely that a mirage will survive against any type of front line fighter in IAF no matter how hard we have trained our pilots.
 

umair86

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PAF has AIM-9P4 we never had the rear aspect version Papa. Mirages ROSE can also carry LIMA.
Mirages with no ai radar version carry older rear aspect aim-9ps Rest all assets carry all aspect 9L/M or pl-5e s

Unless aim9p were upgraded to v4/5 which are also all aspect
 

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