[Video] French Air Force Mirage F1 air-to-air firing campaign

The following cool video shows the Mirage F1 jets of the Escadron de Reconnaissance 2/33 “Savoie” of the French Air Force from Mont-de-Marsan involved in their last air-to-air firing campaign from Solenzara airbase, in Corsica.

The FAF Mirage F1CR jets operating out of Bamako, Mali, have been involved since the beginning in Operation Serval, the French Air War in West Africa.

Dernière campagne de tir air-air pour les… di armee-de-l_air

Whilst the French Air Force is currently using the plane as a reconnaissance and attack platform in the Mali Air War, the Spanish Air Force plans to decommission the Dassault Mirage F1 in 2013.

Mirage F1

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