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I've been on a Mirage IV modeling kick recently. I'm finishing my 1/72 IVB (Heller's 1/48 IV modified) & getting the Mega Mirage, Minerve Mirage IV & IVM lined out. Having perused older posts here regarding Mirages, the little info & drawing of the IVM doesn't mention or show weapon(s) carriage. Was it to have carried the same weapon as the standard IV or what? Anyone know?
 

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Thanks for the info. While it's not a 'navalised Mirage IV', Heller's Mirage IV is certainly the best starting point for sure. Since you seem to have a good bit of info, do you know what sort of canopy it would have used? I'm thinking similar to the Mirage III, not the closed-up Mirage IV type.
 

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I'm finishing my 1/72 IVB (Heller's 1/48 IV modified)

DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU BUILD A 1/72 SCALE MIRAGE IVB ??? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
I really want to see that!
What did you used as basis ?
I thought about building it grafting 1/48 Mirage IV wings onto an airfix TSR-2...

Btw for Mirage IVM weapons you can bet on a mixed Mirage IIIC / IIIE weapon load, I would say
- R-530 / AIM-9 B for A2A
- stock french A2G weapons for strike (SNEB rocket pods, Martel, old AS-30 variant, dumb bombs such as the BAT/ BAP series and so on).
Of course the plane being bigger and twin-engine weapon load would be Mirage III*1.5
 

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As I said, it's basically a 1/48 Mirage IV. I made a new fin from plastic sheet & I'm working on a new, extended canopy at the moment. From the drawing & info I have of the IVB, a 1/48 IV is pretty close for 1/72 scale. I'll keep you updated.

Archibald said:
I'm finishing my 1/72 IVB (Heller's 1/48 IV modified)

DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU BUILD A 1/72 SCALE MIRAGE IVB ??? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
I really want to see that!
What did you used as basis ?
I thought about building it grafting 1/48 Mirage IV wings onto an airfix TSR-2...

Btw for Mirage IVM weapons you can bet on a mixed Mirage IIIC / IIIE weapon load, I would say
- R-530 / AIM-9 B for A2A
- stock french A2G weapons for strike (SNEB rocket pods, Martel, old AS-30 variant, dumb bombs such as the BAT/ BAP series and so on).
Of course the plane being bigger and twin-engine weapon load would be Mirage III*1.5
 

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Good success, if you use a Mirage IV kit as basis, you'll need a good file ! ;)
I once took the canopy, as shown in Cunys book, for granted, but maybe a
type as shown in aerokurier 1957 would be more realistic ? (Notice, it just was
a not very accurate artist impression of the Mirage V)
 

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Hey, even better, except, egads!, overlaying the 2 is a drastic diff, not so obvious just eyeballing & measuring! Oh, well, I guess why there's such a thing as artistic license! Thanks.

Jemiba said:
Good success, if you use a Mirage IV kit as basis, you'll need a good file ! ;)
I once took the canopy, as shown in Cunys book, for granted, but maybe a
type as shown in aerokurier 1957 would be more realistic ? (Notice, it just was
a not very accurate artist impression of the Mirage V)
 

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