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Re: Mirage 4000
« Reply #90 on: February 23, 2019, 05:15:23 am »
Interesting insert page 59 of the article. Saudi Arabia was ready to buy 300 Mirage 4000 if France built at least 5 pre-series planes. The new French Government of François Miterrand did not want to build these 5 pre-series planes and the project did not go further…

 

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Re: Mirage 4000
« Reply #91 on: February 25, 2019, 12:19:29 pm »
Hell of a story. I have this gut feeling that Saudi Arabia used both Tornado ADV (mediocre, but available) and Mirage 4000 (inverse: good, but not immediately available) to get pressure on the United States to get more than 60 F-15s - a number fixed by Israel, afraid of Saudi Arabia getting F-15s in the first place.

 (I red that on a serious book, no kidding. Israel put pressure on the United States so that Saudi Arabia got a maximum of 60 F-15s).
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Re: Mirage 4000
« Reply #92 on: February 25, 2019, 01:19:56 pm »
Hell of a story. I have this gut feeling that Saudi Arabia used both Tornado ADV (mediocre, but available) and Mirage 4000 (inverse: good, but not immediately available) to get pressure on the United States to get more than 60 F-15s - a number fixed by Israel, afraid of Saudi Arabia getting F-15s in the first place.

 (I red that on a serious book, no kidding. Israel put pressure on the United States so that Saudi Arabia got a maximum of 60 F-15s).

BAE were also pushing the P.110 with ADV avionics and engines to Saudi Arabia.
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Re: Mirage 4000
« Reply #93 on: February 25, 2019, 02:01:11 pm »
Hello,
What would have been the potential customers for this M4000? Saudi Arabia has been mentioned, but what could have been the others?
Thanks for your input.
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Re: Mirage 4000
« Reply #94 on: February 25, 2019, 03:56:02 pm »
Iraq maybe. They almost got some M2000s.
http://iraqimilitary.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=386
Had the M4000 been fully developed, I think Iraq would even have been a more serious potential costumer than Saudi Arabia, whose "market place" is more traditionally US and UK for fighter planes.
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