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Nuclear Mirage IVA for Elvington

 

After years of negotiation between French authorities and the Yorkshire Air Museum, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian signed a formal transfer agreement in late August that will see Dassault Mirage lVA s/n 45 transferred to the museum’s Elvington site.

This is the first time that a strategic nuclear bomber has been gifted directly to an independent museum of a different nation, and reflects the Elvington attraction’s close connections with the French Air Force. The Yorkshire base was home during World War Two to two French heavy bomber squadrons, comprising 2,300 personnel.

The 77ft (23.5m) long, Mach 2.2-capable jet was previously an exhibit at the Cité des Sciences Museum in Paris and is currently at an air force base near the French capital awaiting shipment to Britain.

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