Dassault Mirage IV A N° 16 "AO" EB 1/93 Guyenne. FAS (AdlA)

Slimmer as normal due to the wide angle 28mm lens, Alpha Oscar is production aircraft N°16. At the beginning, the projected bomber on drawing board had a more important size and finally the Mirage IV was got from an homothetic scale-reduction and proved to have been a reasonable option either with R&D cost or operational one due to the great facility to maintain the aircraft of which airframe remained sure at the express condition to avoid that powerful engines bring it in excess of its M 2.2+ limit Mach number in horizontal cruise at very high altitude.