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Mirage IV Yorkshire Air Museum

Postby Galm99 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:56 pm

http://www.forces.net/news/french-jet-arrives-british-museum

This is what I was talking about last night Neil.

A retired French Mirage IV nuclear bomber has been gifted to celebrate historic links between the two countries.

The 31-tonne Mirage IV arrived at Portsmouth yesterday and made its way by road to the Yorkshire Air Museum, at Elvington.

The 77-foot-long and 39-foot-wide Dassault Mirage IV has been gifted to the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington.

It left France earlier this week, and after a long journey over land and sea it has reached its new home.

The museum was once the site of RAF Elvington, where around 2,300 French personnel served at the base during World War Two.

Elvington was home to the only two French Heavy Bomber Squadrons of the allied air forces.

At the end of the war, the two squadrons returned to France and became the founding members of the modern French Air Force.
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Re: Mirage IV Yorkshire Air Museum

Postby Neil Willis » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:37 pm

Huge thing isn't it. Thanks for posting it Matt.
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Re: Mirage IV Yorkshire Air Museum

Postby Galm99 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:39 pm

Yes it really is, I was very surprised by the size of it!

Would be well worth a visit I think.
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