Dassault Mirage F1 Jet Fighter Plane
The Dassault Mirage F1 first flew in late 1966 and entered service with the French Air Force in 1973, it was designed by Dassault Aviation as a single seat fighter and attack air craft to replace both the Dassault Mirage III and the Mirage V fighters. A total of 720 Dassault Mirage F1 aircraft have been built and has served with the air forces of France, Iraq, Spain, Greece, South Africa, Jordan, Kuwait and Morocco. Over a third of the 720 Dassault Mirage F1 fighters produced served with the French Air Force and remained their primary interceptor until the introduction of the Dassault Mirage 2000C in 1984.
Mirage F1 Specifications:
- Crew: Pilot only
- Length: 15.33 m (50 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 8.44 m (27 ft 8 in)
- Height: 4.49 m (14 ft 8 in)
- Empty weight: 7,400 kg (16,000 lb)
- Loaded weight: 11,130 kg (24,540 lb)
- Maximum takeoff weight: 16,200 kg (35,700 lb)
- Engine: Single SNECMA Atar 9K-50 afterburning turbojet
- Maximum speed: Mach 2.3 (2,573 km/h, 1,600 mph) at 11,000 m (36,000 ft)
- Combat radius: 425 km (229 nm, 265 mi)
- Service ceiling: 20,000 m (66,000 ft)
- Rate of climb: 215 m/s (42,300 ft/min)
Mirage F1 Armament:
- Twin 30 mm (1.18 in) DEFA 553 cannons with 150 rounds per gun
- Eight Matra rocket pods each containing 18 SNEB 68 mm unguided-rockets
Missiles can be any of the following:
- Four AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range infra-red heat-seeking air-to-air missiles
- Four Matra R550 Magics short-range infra-red heat-seeking air-to-air missiles
- Two Super 530F medium-range radar directed air-to-air missiles
- Two AM-39 Exocet long-range radar directed anti-ship missiles
- Two AS-30L medium-range air-to-ground laser guided homing missiles
- 14,000 lb (6,300 kg) of munitions or external fuel drop tanks carried on five external hard-points
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