The Dassault Mirage IIIO was manufactured in Australia and flown by the RAAF between 1965 and 1988. Fifty remaining aeroplanes were purchased by Pakistan and entered service with the Pakistan Air Force in the early 1990s.
After service with the RAAF the remaining airworthy Mirage IIIOs were stored at Wommera waiting for a buyer.
For several years the Pakistan Air Force had been buying Mirage IIIs from various sources around the world and bought 50 Australian Mirages in 1990.
In Pakistan the Mirages were refurbished with new avionics suites and some were given new wings purchased from South Africa.
In all 45 Mirage IIIOs were returned to flying condition and the other 5 were used for spares.
This model represents 50-513 (previously A3-13) flying with 7 Squadron, Pakistan Air Force at Karachi, in the mid 1990s.
Eastern Express 1/72 kit with Microscale and homemade decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in April 2007.