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July 14, 2017

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Rollie Taylor

Maybe that's why the frogs sold the Israelis Mirages later. Didn't they put different engines in them and make them better?

Paul Albers

A very interesting read. As a lover of the M-1 I need to do some more research.

JTW

The frogs sold the Israelis Mirages, then after payment was made reneged on their end of the deal.
That's when Israel decided to pull a heist, stealing all the documents and drawings needed to build them from Switzerland where industry was gearing up to build them under license.

Israel later redesigned them to use American engines and electronics, and renamed it Kfir.

They used coastal patrol boats, also bought in France and refused delivery after they were already built and paid for, to transport the paperwork to Israel, stealing the boats from the French ports they were anchored in awaiting a decision by the French government on what to do with them.

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