|During the late 60's and early 70's the RAAF used Avon Sabres as Lead In Fighter Trainers for the Mirage fleet. From this a requirement arose for a supersonic advanced trainer to replace the Sabres in this role. CAC developed the CA101 concept and the RAAF also looked at the SEPECAT Jaguar for the job with it being reported in Flight Magazine at the time that an order for 100 Jaguars was imminent.
Assuming the RAAF got its 100 Jaguars for use as LIFT, Strike and Recce platforms what would this have done to the structure of the RAAF and what would the follow on effects have been through to today?
My first thought is the RAAF would not have needed to specify a multi role fighter to replace the Mirage.