World: A Homemade Jet for Israel

TO express his displeasure over the Six-Day War, French President Charles de Gaulle embargoed military sales to Jerusalem. As a result, the Israelis were denied delivery of 50 Mirage5 fighter-bombers for which they had already paid $67 million. Now, after attempts to get the planes from post-De Gaulle France, Israel has developed its own version of the Mirage. The homemade jet has been successfully test-flown at least three times.

The new plane, dubbed the Super-Mirage by Israeli flyers, is a light, swift jet that can reach speeds of at least Mach 1.5, operates at...

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