von Benoit Mathier, Sektion Oberwallis / 02-2007
AMIR 1987 -2003
Between 1965 and 1967, Switzerland built 17 Mirage IIIRS "AMIR" under license. The aircraft were registered R-2102 to 2118, whilst R-2101 was French built and delivered to Switzerland by Dassault Aviation (AMD). The Mirage IIIRS replaced the ageing DH. 112 Venom. All reconnaissance Mirages were assigned to Squadron 10 based at Dübendorf during peacetime and dispersing to Buochs, Payerne and Sion, their allotted wartime basis during annual repetition courses.