- Nov 15, 2008
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Someone might say that this actually was the Breguet Br.1120 but that has the major problem of not being built by Dassault. So say that Dassault manages to buy out Breguet a dozen years early at the time of Louis Breguet's death in 1955. Along come the peliminary designs for what became 1120, at a time the Mirage III as we know it is not quite around yet. Dassault can recognise a good idea when he sees it and along with the OTL delta winged variants, also test flies a variant that mates the Mirage III fuselage with the 1120s wing. In testing it proves just as fast as the delta but superior in other aspects, besides being suitable both for carrier and land based versions. And thus Mirage F enters service in 1960 with French air force and navy and Israel originally. More versions follow as better engines and electronics come available potentially all the way into the 1980s...