The Dassault Mirage IIIO was the RAAF's first supersonic combat aircraft, and served as its front-line fighter for over 20 years. During that time it wore a great many colour schemes, official and unofficial, and was adorned with many unit and individual markings. For the first time, the evolution and details of all these colour schemes and markings is described and illustrated. The colours of this elegant aircraft changed with its roles and the changes in official thinking with regard to camouflage; the RAAF sense of humour also added some striking and unusual markings to Mirages over the years! The authors have researched this topic in great depth, helped by access to official and private photographic collections and the memories of Mirage pilots and ground crew. The manufacturers, Dassault, have also helped with information and photos of the very first Australian Mirages. Many of the original photographs are being published in this book for the very first time. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.