RAAF Mirage III0

This photo is taken by and from the collection of Alf Batchelder.

A Mirage III0, A3-2, in the spectacular colors of the Aircraft Research and Development Unit - according to a recent magazine, this aircraft was used to evaluate RAAF nav/attack systems. I believe that, unlike most Australian Mirages, this one was built in France. When the Mirages were withdrawn from service, many were sold to Pakistan. Despite the fact that A3-2 was non-combat capable, and despite protests from the aviation heritage community, it was included in the sale. --Alf