The Super Mystère Aircraft Collection

4-BT '614' the then only Mirage III E of EC 1/4 delivered with the new standard of rudder deprived of tricolor flag, is about to take-off for an air combat mission with clean configuration to fly over Mach 2. Note the awaiting 30mm ammunitions often used during one or other phases of the different typical types of training missions for some straffing pass over existing firing ranges located in France or in neighbouring NATO countries. Alert 4th FW aircraft in dispersion areas carried true ammunitions from 30mm shells to nuclear tactical AN-52 bombs which were introduced in the Wing during 1972, 4th being the first tactical nuke unit instaured inside Armée de l'Air, the second, after Jaguar introduction, being 7h FW of Saint-Dizier.