Dassault Mirage F1 Fighter Aircraft

Dassault Mirage F1 Fighter Aircraft

Dassault Mirage F1 is a French air-superiority fighter and attack aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. The F1 has been used as a light multipurpose fighter and has been exported to about a dozen nations.

Role : Fighter aircraft
Manufacturer : Dassault Aviation
First flight : 23 December 1966
Introduced : 1973
Primary users : French Air Force, Iran Air Force, Spanish Air Force, Royal Moroccan Air Force
Number built : >720
Developed from : Dassault Mirage III

Dassault designed the Mirage F1 as a private venture, using its own funds,with the F1 being a smaller version of the Mirage F2 being developed for the French Air Force.

Dassault was of similar size to the delta-winged Mirage III and V, and was powered by a SNECMA Atar 9K turbojet as used in the Dassault Mirage IV, but unlike its predecessors, it shared the layout of a swept wing mounted high on the fuselage and a conventional tail surface as used by the F2.

Dassault Mirage F1 Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 15.30 m (50 ft 2½ in)
  • Wingspan: 8.40 m (27 ft 6¾ in)
  • Height: 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 25.00 m² (269.1 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 7,400 kg (16,314 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 10,900 kg (24,030 lb) (clean take-off weight)
  • Max takeoff weight: 16,200 kg (35,715 lb)
  • Powerplant:1 × SNECMA Atar 9K-50 afterburning turbojet
    • Dry thrust: 49.03 kN[45] (11,023 lbf)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 70.6 kN (15,873 lbf)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.2 (2,338 km/h,[45] 1,262 knots, 1,453 mph) at 11,000 m (36,090 ft)
  • Combat radius: 425 km (230 nm, 265 mi) hi-lo-hi at Mach 0.75/0.88 with 14 × 250 kg bombs
  • Ferry range: 2,150 km[citation needed] (1,160 nm, 1,335 mi)
  • Endurance: 2 hr 15 min (combat air patrol, with 2 × Super 530 missiles and centreline drop tank)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 m (65,600 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 242 m/s (47,815 ft/min) at high altitude

Armament

  • Guns: 2× 30 mm (1.18 in) DEFA 553 cannons with 150 rounds per gun
  • Hardpoints:1 centreline pylon, four underwing and two wingtip pylons with a capacity of 6,300 kg (13,900 lb) (practical maximum load 4,000 kg (8,800 lb)) and provisions to carry combinations of:
    • Rockets: 8× Matra rocket pods with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets each
    • Bombs: various
    • Other: reconnaissance pods or Drop tanks
  • Missiles: 2× AIM-9 Sidewinders OR Matra R550 Magics on wingtip pylons, 2× Super 530Fs underwing, 1× AM-39 Exocets anti-ship missile, 2× AS-30L laser guided missiles.
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