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Shahak (AAC02) Shahak (AAC02)
includes one Shahak (Dassault Mirage) aircraft, one Flight Stand with Tall Flight Stand Add-on, one Aircraft dice, two Rare-earth magnets & one Decal sheet.

With the success of Operation Moked during the opening stages of the Six-Day War; Dassault Aviation couldn’t have paid for a better advertisement of their Mirage III CJ (also known as the Shahak or Skyblazer in Hebrew to the Israelis).

Developed during the 1950s, it was the first European-built fighter designed to exceed Mach 2 during horizontal flight. Eager to attract potential buyers, Dassault invited members of the Israeli Air Force (or IAF) to visit their factory; test the new aircraft and provide feedback. And with the addition of the MiG-21 to the Arab arsenal, Israel placed an order for the Mirage in 1959. Seventy Mirage III CJ fighters were delivered to the Israelis between April 1962 and July 1964.

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Fate Of A Nation
The fate of a nation hangs in the balance. Israel cannot lose even a single battle. One defeat would mean the destruction of the tiny Jewish state. Not waiting to be attacked by the Arab forces massing on its borders, Israel strikes first.

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Shahak (AAC02)

While the French version of the Mirage was designed to intercept high-level bombers, the Israeli requirements were for a tactical fighter interceptor and therefore contained more fuel tanks and two DEFA cannons. The Mirages of the IAF were best known for their performance during Operation Moked; the pre-emptive strike on Arab airfields with the intent of destroying the Arab air force on the ground.

Despite the success of Moked, the Mirage performed admirably during the remainder of the war; downing a further forty eight Arab aircraft that had survived the initial airfield attacks. With the threat of the Arab airforces largely neutralised the Israeli army was able to rely on regular ground support from their high flying cousins.

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The Shahak in Fate Of A Nation
Aircraft Weapon
To Hit
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Shahak (Dassault Mirage) Cannon 3+ 8 5+ Fast Mover, Supersonic Jet.
  Bombs 4+ 5 1+  
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Fast Movers
Fast-moving jet aircraft are difficult to hit with manually-aimed anti-aircraft guns. It takes an excellent crew and a bit of good luck to hit one.


Fast-moving jet aircraft roll a die for each hit from an Anti-aircraft weapon. On a score of 5+, they speed through the danger zone, the shells bursting behind them, and are unharmed. Otherwise they are hit as normal.
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Supersonic Jet
The Soviet MiG-21 supersonic fighter and the French-built Dassault Mirage III CJ, Shahak (Skyblazer) in Hebrew, that the Israelis purchased to combat it were the fastest things in the skies over the Sinai. No Arab jet fighter could compete with the Shahak.

When fielding Shahak (Dassault Mirage) aircraft, the Israelis receive a Ground-attack Aircraft Flight on a roll of 6 instead of the usual 5+. However, they will successfully intercept enemy Ground-attack Aircraft Flights on a roll of 5+ instead of the usual 6.

Ground attacks by Shahak (Dassault Mirage) aircraft cannot be intercepted using the Fighter Interception rule on page 179 of the rulebook.
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Tall Flight Stands
Aircraft, such as the Ouragan and Shahak, that use the tall flight stand require some adjustments to the rules.


Aircraft on tall flight stands must be placed within 6”/15cm of the target rather than the usual 4”/10cm of the target.
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The Flight Stand & Aircraft Dice The Decal Sheet
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The Shahak Takes To The Skies
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Last Updated On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront