Retired PAF Mirage Placed on Display in Lahore

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Retired PAF Mirage Placed on Display in Lahore

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In TV commercial of Fazaia Housing Scheme, Raiwind Road, Lahore, saw this retired Mirage combat aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Probably the retired aircraft is placed as gate guard at an entrance to the housing scheme.

Looks like a variant of Mirage V with dorsal fin extending from vertical stabilizer.

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A better quality photo of this Mirage may reveal its serial number and airframe history.

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Saw that Mirage again in another TV commercial of the housing scheme.

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Photographed today (April 24). The retired Mirage is placed as gate guard for Fazaia Housing Scheme.

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Serial number 67-101 is painted on this Mirage. Serial number 67-101 was one of brand new Mirage IIIEP aircraft delivered to Pakistan in March 1968. But serial number 67-101 did not have dorsal fin extending from vertical stabilizer.

Following painting by Group Captain (retd.) Syed Masood Akhtar Hussaini shows formation of six PAF Mirage IIIEP aircraft (including serial number 67-101) led by M.M. Alam flying over Karachi coastline on their delivery flight to Pakistan on March 8, 1968.

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very nice photographs & the relevant information, at last you have reach there yourself to take photos :thumbs_up:
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Re: Retired PAF Mirage Placed on Display in Lahore

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Found this photo of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Dassault Mirage IIIEP (serial# 67-101) in book titled "Battle for Pakistan - The Air War of 1965" by John Fricker.

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Re: Retired PAF Mirage Placed on Display in Lahore

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Abbas , while the airframe carries the tail no 101, it is not the same aircraft. The actual Mirage III EP (67-101) was lost in 2007 .This is a mashup of various Mirage parts.An ex RAAF III (O) known in PAF service as Mirage III EA mated with a tail section of a V-EF !

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^ Thank you Ali for the info, I appreciate it.

Another photo of the aircraft from a different angle.

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Photo date: September 17, 2019

Pakistan Air Force Dassault Mirage IIIEP, Reg. No. 67-101 - Photo by SherDil Durrani

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