Restored RAAF Mirage III Moves to RAAF Townsville Aviation Heritage Centre


The transit of a restored Mirage III from RAAF Amberley to RAAF Townsville is underway.

The Mirage III or the French Lady was a single seat frontline fighter that flew between 1967 and 1987 for the RAAF.

It flew at a speed of more than 2,000 kms per hour and was armed with guns, missiles and bombs.

The plane was restored by members of the Amberley RAAF Base’s Air Force History and Heritage Branch.

The featured photo shows an historic photo of the Mirage IIIs for the RAAF in flight,

The video below provides a walk around the Mirage III at Williamtown Airbase at their air show on September 28, 2010.

 See the following ABC Australia story which adds important details of the journey:

A comprehensive overview on the RAAF’s Mirage story is provided by a Royal Australian Air Force Museum, 1990 publication: