Mirage - airforce - Dassault Mirage 2000 - Wikipedia

In the post–World War II era, the French made a successful effort to develop a domestic aircraft industry. Dassault Aviation led the way mainly with delta-wing designs, which formed the basis for the Mirage series of jet fighters . The Mirage demonstrated its abilities in the Six-Day War , Yom Kippur War , the Falklands War and the Gulf War , becoming one of the most popular jet fighters of its day, with a high quantity of sales. The French Air Force participated in several protracted colonial wars in Africa and Indochina after WWII, and continues to employ its air power in Africa.

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