The J-2301 aircraft on display at the Museum flew 2,242 hours.
The J-2301 is the only Mirage IIIS, with the J-2302, to have been built in France at Dassault. Both were initially used for reception and test flights by the Armaments Group (GDA).
On September 8, 1972, the J-2301, equipped with special flight test equipment, was placed at the disposal of the Air Force Experimental Team (EEA) of the air force, created and directed by Captain Carrel.
The future Commander of the Air Force will perform most of his flying hours in a Mirage IIIS and fly it until 1987.
The J-2301 was donated to the Foundation by the Air Force and was transported from Buochs to Payerne in 2002.