On 2 May 1986, A3-40 disappeared off RAAF Williamtown during and air-to-air gunnery training mission. It is assumed that the aircraft impacted the water. The Pilot, Craig Macklemann, was presumed killed.
Standard three tone lizard
ADF Serial Numbers website, International Air Power Review (AIRtime Publishing) Volume 12 – Special Feature: Mirage 3 in RAAF Service
1/48 Italeri IIIE kit built OOB. Markings a combination of kit markings and High Planes Models Decal Sheet 6