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The French firm Dassault Aviation developed the Mirage V to be a derivative of the highly successful Mirage III. Updates were made to the aircraft’s radar and navigation systems, which were modified to make room for 32% more fuel capacity, as well as hardpoints to increase the maximum bombload. The result was a cheaper to manufacture aircraft that could easily be exported to air forces around the world. In 1966, the Israeli military put an order in for 50 of Dassault’s newest craft. However, as tensions increased in Israel and surrounding nations, the government of France issued an embargo the following year. Even though Israel could not obtain the aircraft directly from the French firm, they did obtain the blueprints and were able to manufacture the aircraft internally, designated the IAI Nesher.
By 1980, Israel had sold 35 of their Neshers to Argentina, who renamed them “Dagger.” The Argentinian Daggers were fast and well-armed, but lacked aerial refueling and electronic countermeasures. Despite the courage of Argentinian pilots, their lack of experience and Britain’s advanced ground-to-air and air-to-air missiles led to the loss of 12 Daggers during the Falklands War.
Armament: 2x 30mm cannon, 6x underwing and 1x underfuselage hardpoints
Maximum speed: Mach 2.1
Range: 1,300 km (810 mi, 700 nmi)
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
Loaded with custom printed elements, this build features details across the wings and fuselage including roundels, coat of arms, cockpit details, engine details and more. Play features include brick-built ordnance, working landing gear, brick-built Dagger camo scheme, pilot step ladder, and custom pilot minifig.
Designed by Nicholas Kramer
1266 LEGO, BrickArms, and Brickmania Elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)