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Mirage III
Mirage 5
Mirage 50

Both the Mirage III and Mirage 5 have been built in very large numbers and are in service in many countries. The two airframes are basically the same, except the Mirage 5 has a longer nose. The aircraft has low-mounted delta wings with pointed tips. There is one turbojet engine inside fuselage, with semicircular air intakes forward of the wing roots below the canopy and a large, single exhaust. The fuselage is long, slender, and tubular with a pointed nose and a bubble cockpit. The tail is large, swept-back, and has a tapered tail fin with a square tip. There are no tail flats.

Specifications

Country of Origin France
Builder DASSAULT-BREGUET
Similar Aircraft
  • Kfir C-2
  • Viggen
  • MiG-21 Fishbed
  • A-4 Skyhawk
  • Fantan A
  • Crew
  • One
  • trainer--two
  • Designation Mirage IIIE Mirage 5 Mirage 50
    Role Intercept
  • Ground-attack
  • fighter
  • reconnaissance
  • Attack
    Length 49 ft, 3 in (15.02 m) 51 ft (15.55 m)
    Span 27 ft (8.24 m)
    Ceiling 17000 meters 17000 meters 18000 meters
    Cruise range 900 nm 1040 nm 1150 nm
    In-Flight Refueling No No No
    Internal Fuel 2350 kg 2720 kg 2720 kg
    Payload 4000 kg 4500 kg 4000 kg
    Sensors Cytano II radar, RWR Aida II and Laser RF or Agave radar (dependes on customers) Agave or Cyrano IVM radar (depends on customer), RWR
    Drop Tanks 625 L drop tank with 499kg of fuel for 96nm of range
    1300 L drop tank with 1038kg of fuel for 199 nm of range
    1700 L drop tank with 1358 kg of fuel for 260 nm of range
    1200 L drop tank with 959 kg of fuel for 183 nm of range 1700 L drop tank with 1358kg of fuel for 287 nm range
    Armament Cannon: 2 30mm DEFA 552
  • R.530 R.550 Magic, AS.37 Martel,
  • EU3 450Kg bombs,
  • AN52 nuclear bombs
  • Cannon:2 30mm DEFA 553
  • 1 AS.30 or AS.37 and EU3 450 kg bombs (936 nm)
  • 1 AS.30 or AS.37 and 2 1200L drop tanks (1265 nm)
  • 2 Matra 155 rocket pods, 2 EU3 450kg bombs, 2 R.550 Magic
  • 2 1200 L drop tanks, 2 R.550 Magic (1265 nm)
  • 8 EU3 450kg bombs (936 nm)
  • Cannon; 2 30mm DEFA 552A
  • 1 AS.30 or AS.37 and 2 EU3 450kg bombs (936 nm)
  • 1 AS.30 or AS.37 and 2 1200 L drop tanks (1265 nm)
  • 2 Matra 155 rocket pods, 2 EU3 450g bombs, 2 R.550 Magic
  • 2 1200L Drop tanks, 2 R.550 magic (1265 nm)
  • 8 EU3 450 kg bombs (936 )
  • User Countries
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Zaire
  • Chile (Mirage 5 and 50)
  • Venezuela (Mirage 50)
  • Mirage III

    Mirage 5

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