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Capabilities of PAF Dassault MIRAGE-III/V.

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

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Ice-Le0

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Been wondering what exact weapons the Mirages IIIs and Vs can be outfitted with.

I have seen the IIIs fitted with what look to be Matra R.530s, AIM-9Ls, AIM-9P4s, and odd looking drop tanks which can mount 4 bombs, I don't know what size those bombs are, and seems to have some sort of rocket launcher in its nose.
The Mirage Vs meanwhile I have seen to only mount AIM-9P4s or P3s, Hijara AT Cluster Bombs, various dumb bombs of various size, and thats about it.

If anyone could give me a detailed list and associated images of any weapons I have missed, please feel free to
 

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7 mirage squadrons
7 squadron ROSE 1
CCS Mirage squadron ROSE 1
8 squadron NON ROSE
15 squadron (now 50 squadron as 15 cobras will be J10 now) NON ROSE
22 squadron NON ROSE
25 squadron ROSE 2
27 squadron ROSE 3


There is a special need which has freshly come up. Lets wait for another 27 Feb.
And pray it is to prevent a 26th Feb initially. As one PAF Mirage driver remarked "we may have pulled off 27th Feb but we proved to be a reactionary force...."
 
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Signalian

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Yes much cheaper option as compared to maintain their engines and old airframes don't forget the cost of program to convert them into drones.





I'll say this, convert real outdated f-7s into target drones.
The maneuverability and ordinance carrying capacity of drones is limited.

An aircraft converted to drone can show different results
 

Metal 0-1

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The maneuverability and ordinance carrying capacity of drones is limited.

An aircraft converted to drone can show different results
I highly doubt an operator will be going mach 1+ at low level remotely only relying on a camera.


Pilot can see much more than a nose mounted flir.

But it will be interesting nonetheless
 

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