During the seventies a number of Mirage 5 aircraft was ordered. The first order was for 28 Mirage 5PAs, delivered in 1970.
In 1979 another order followed, comprising 18 Mirage 5PA2 and 18 Mirage 5PA3 aircraft. The 5PA2 is equipped with Thomson-CSF Cyrano radar, while the 5PA3 is blessed with the Thomson-CSF Agava radar. This 79-436 is a Mirage 5PA2.
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In the 1970s, cost. The PAF liked the Mirage F-1 and Mirage 50, but it wasn't affordable enough to support a workhorse requirement. In the 1970s, the Mirage III/5 were basically the PAF's top-tier fighters. They maxed out at around 96 new-built aircraft.Why PAF never went for Mirage F-1s during 70s and 80s??