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Mirage III, Mirage V, Nesher, Dagger, and Kfir

Started by Daryl J., April 22, 2006, 11:48:20 PM

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PR19_Kit

Quote from: Tophe on February 04, 2023, 03:57:20 AMYes the code 01 is for the beautiful prototype. <_<
The ugly later ones were A to P if I remember correctly. :-\


Why are they ugly? They're the same shape, just with some paint added.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

zenrat

They were larger.
The IV 01 was a proof of concept prototype.  They then made them larger to produce the IV A onwards.
Tope is right, the 01 is better looking than the production versions.  I didn't realise there was a difference and was putting it all down to camera angles.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

Tophe

Thanks!
I will try to find (or draw) a profile comparison between IV 01 and IV A, then applyi the same on V to meet the subject of this topic.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

After hours of Search, I have found the profile of the Mirage IV 01, oh so beautiful, so much better than IV A. I am going to draw this in a way that is easy to compare, mentioning sources, and you will see like me. Yes, the A is ugly compared to the 01... (according to me and maybe others). ;)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Zero-Sen

#365
I'm with Kit the production plane doesn't look so ugly compared to the prototype ( source wikipedia ).
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_IV#/media/Fichier:Mirage_IV_pic2_at_Kleine_Brogel_Air_Base,_Belgium_2005.JPG

But my favorite will always be the 4000. :wacko:

Tophe

Ahem, I understand the taste of different human individuals is different, all right.
I try to make one step in your direction, zero-sen, with a IV like 4000: <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Mir4-01aA_f.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Uh, the Mirage IV topic was not absent but was at https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=4831.0
so I run back to the Mirage III/5 subject.

The goal of finding why the IV 01 is much more pleasant (for me) than the IV A was to find an aesthetic recipe that may be applied to my Mirage 5, and here is it: <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Mirage8_ec.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]