Atlas Cheetah C
by Danathan
uploaded 2021-02-26
(updated 2021-02-27)
stock+DLC aircraft


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 464
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.11.1

In the 1980’s, South Africa sought to replace its aging fleet of frontline fighters. However, under an arms embargo, the country was barred from making almost any foreign purchases, and had to turn to existing aircraft, mainly the fleets of Mirage III and Mirage F1 aircraft. Enjoying a close relationship with Israel at the time and seeing it’s success with the Kfir, the Mirage III were selected for the upgrade program, with some degree of involvement from Israeli engineers. What came out of this was a aircraft visually similar to the Mirage (retaining about 50% of the original airframe), but heavily modified to suit the SAAF’s needs. The most advanced variant of this new Cheetah was the Cheetah C, sporting the most advanced avionics, improved radar, and access to a larger modern weapons suite. Other variants included the Cheetah D (two seater trainer/ attack platform), Cheetah E (interim variant until the C was adopted), and planned Cheetah R (reconnaissance variant, ultimately abandoned). The Cheetah C served all the way up until 2008 as the sole fighter of the SAAF until being fully replaced by the capable and more modern SAAB JAS 39 Gripen, and regarded as the best of the Mirage III family.

I have returned! Hoping to get back to more regular posts, but then again, I’m pretty sure I said that the last time.
Be delicate on takeoff as to not cause a tail strike!
As for the decals, just take the images (roundel and flag), and put them in your flag folder.

A stock aircraft called Atlas Cheetah C. Built with 464 of the finest parts, its root part is strutCube.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.11.1.

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