I’ve seen the French delta bird up close and what a plane!

Just think of the names it brought forth – Cheetah, Pantera, Kfir, Nesher…

All are delta darts whose claws are thirty millimetre guns

and whose teeth are heat-seeking missiles.

Blooded in combat over the Sinai and the Malvinas in the name of war.

Pilots became both victors and vanquished flying and fighting

where the sun lives. Their name live on today

in a legendary jet whose name is Mirage

and whose wings brought flames ascending

to the heavens.

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Yvonne Brunton

Wed 6th Feb 2013 12:22

Great description love the anthropomorphic touche - claws, teeth. XX

<Deleted User> (10123)

Wed 6th Feb 2013 12:13

per ardua ad ASDA - couldn't spell astra, sorry, your description is of the finest, ta muchly, Nick.

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