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Cheetah fighter jet

Country of Origin: South Africa


The Cheetah is a South African development of the French Mirage III fighter, combining some features of its predecessor with others of the Israeli Kfir (see separate database entry).

Accordingly, the Cheetah shares a common basic configuration with the Mirage III and Kfir, featuring a low-set "dog-tooth" delta wing; fuselage-embedded turbojet engine with semi-circular air intakes on each side of the fuselage and half-cones in the intake opening; no tailplane; and a sharply swept...

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