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Alliance (KAFW) - ATAC F-1 arrival

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Today the first two ex French Mirage F-1's arrived at the ATAC facility at Alliance Fort Worth, TX. 58 to go.

No tail numbers yet.
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tally wrote:Today the first two ex French Mirage F-1's arrived at the ATAC facility at Alliance Fort Worth, TX.
Flying, or by crates/low laders?
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That was to be expected, but still nice. Can't wait to see one or a few of 'em flying!
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As 32 airframes are being refurbished by SABCA; does anyone know if testflights are performed at Charleroi, or are they just prepared there for sea-land transport? And apart from the 4 B's; do we know which subtypes are involved? Looking at the large number, it must be a mix of C(-200), CT and CR I assume..
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Trabanti wrote:As 32 airframes are being refurbished by SABCA; does anyone know if testflights are performed at Charleroi, or are they just prepared there for sea-land transport? And apart from the 4 B's; do we know which subtypes are involved? Looking at the large number, it must be a mix of C(-200), CT and CR I assume..
Given the numbers known at SABCA, at least F1Bs, F1CTs and F1CRs are involved
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Wamovements,
Is that numbers of aircraft known or tail numbers? If the latter, can you post them here please?
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Info on French internetsites suggests that the first 32 (out of a total of 61 a/c) aircraft that will be overhauled by SABCA at Gosselies consists of 6 x F.1B's, 10 x F.1CR and 16 x F.1CT. From photo's on the internet I have found the following tailnumbers:

F.1B:
502 (arrived by truck July 9, 2018)
504 (sold August 2017 to Paramount, shipped from Nimes)
507 (arrived by truck July 9, 2018)
511 (sold August 2017 to Paramount, shipped from Nimes)

F.1CR:
606 (noted as N609AX on October 11, 2018 at Alliance)
611
620 (arrived by truck July 9, 2018)
622 (only tail noted October, 14 at Alliance)
649 (noted October 14, 2018 hangared at Alliance)
653 (noted October 14, 2018 at Alliance)
654 (arrived by truck July 9, 2018)
657 (only tail noted October 14, 2018 at Alliance)
658
659
660

F.1CT:
226 (noted October 14, 2018 at Alliance)
229 (arrived by truck July 9, 2018)
246
251
258 (arrived September 26, 2018)
264
267 (noted October 14, 2018 at Alliance)
279
283 (noted as N602AX on October 11, 2018 at Alliance)

(first two a/c arrived by truck June 28, 2018; sofar no tailnumbers known)

If anyone have more info, please feel free to supplement or correct the above.

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This is what I have

246 Mirage F1CT
251 Mirage F1CT
264 Mirage F1CT
279 Mirage F1CT
504 Mirage F1B
507 Mirage F1B
511 Mirage F1B
611 Mirage F1CR
622 Mirage F1CR
658 Mirage F1CR
659 Mirage F1CR
660 Mirage F1CR
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nice tidbits! read that DRAKEN will begin flying their Cheetahs aboard Nellis by Aug; RED AIR ramp ups are gonna be a thrilling boon to witness all these beauts airborne.
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The next batch arrived by truck July 9, 2018.
F-1CT: 229
F-1CR: 620, 654
F-1B: 502, 507
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Thanks Tally! I have update the list of known tailnumbers sofar.

During July 2018 it was reported that ATAC at Alliance had received up to 13 F.1's sofar and was planning to start flying during September 2018. For the training of their pilots, ATAC had contracted Paramount Aerospace Systems. Paramount publiced in Oktober 2017 that they had acquired 4 ex French Mirage F.1B's to facilitate the training request made by ATAC. Those four are: 504, 509, 511 and 516.
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Noted today was F-1CT 258. Still without wings. Also one ending in 9. The rest was obscured by an ATAC L-39.
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Thanks for the update Tally.

If the Mirage with tailnumber ..9 was a -CT version, it could have been 279 which was allready reported as being moved from Chateaudun to SABCA at Gosselies for overhaul. But time will tell! :D

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Erik V wrote:Thanks for the update Tally.

If the Mirage with tailnumber ..9 was a -CT version, it could have been 279 which was allready reported as being moved from Chateaudun to SABCA at Gosselies for overhaul. But time will tell! :D

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How can one tell the difference between a F-1C, CR, and CT? I guess the hump under the nose.
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