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Mirage F1[1]
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Description
Role Multimission fighter
Crew 1
Passengers None
First flight (F1-01)23 December 1966
Entered service (F1.C) 14 March 1973
Manufacturer Avions Marcel Dassault/breguet Aviation, France
Produced
Dimensions (F1.C)
Length 49ft 2 1/2in 15m
Wingspan 27ft 6 3/4in 8.4m
Height 14ft 9in 4.5m
Wing area
Weights (F1.C)
Empty 16,314lb 7,400kg
Loaded (Clean) 24,030lb 10,900kg
Maximum takeoff 32,850lb 14,900kg
Powerplant (F1.C)
Engine One SNECMA Atar 9K-50 single shaft turbojet
Power (each) (Max Afterburner) 15,873lb 7,200kg
Internal Fuel
External Fuel
Performance (F1.C)
Maximum speed - Clean (Sea Level/Altitude) 915mph/1,450mph 1,450kph/2,335kph
Cruising speed
Range (hi-lo-hi with max weapons/Ferry) 560 miles/2,050 miles 900km/3,300km
Ceiling 65,600ft 20,000m
Rate of climb 41,930 to 47835ft/min 12,780 to 14,589m/min

The Dassault Mirage F1 is an Interceptor and Multirole Fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation. Many different variants were made of it and it was exported into many countries.

HistoryEdit

The Mirage F1 was based on the Dassault Mirage III to be a smaller and cheaper alternative to the failed Dassault Mirage F2. The Private Venture prototype was first flown on 23rd December 1966 By Rene Bigand, reaching Mach 2 on it's forth flight on January 7th 1967. The prototype crashed on 18th May 1967, during practice for a display routine.[2] so that flight testing was restarted on March 1969. The first operational aircraft were bought by the French Air Force in 1973. The Mirage F1 was exported to Greece, Morocco, Spain, Kuwait and Jordan. With 110 units the Iraq uses most of them, after the French Air Force, they were also successfully exported to South Africa.


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ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Gunston, Bill. Illustrated Guide To Modern Fighters And Attack Aircraft. Salamander Books. 1980. ISBN 0 86101 055 8 Pages 16-17
  2. World Aircraft Information Files Aviation Partwork. Midsummer Books Ltd. File 74 Sheet 2 (Dassault Mirage F1 - Development

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