Dassault Mirage F1M Aircraft Data
Photo ID 210183 by Santos. Spain Air Force Dassault Mirage F1M, C 14 90
Medium air superiority, attack, reconnaissance, anti-ship strike fighter. Primarily aimed at replacing the Mirage III in French service, the Mirage F1 has been used in numerous conflicts by all operators. During the late seventies, the Mirage F1 competed with the General Dynamics F-16 for the "Sale of the Century", but lost at second place. At one point, the Mirage F1 was the most numerous type in NATO, next to the F-16 and F-5. The conventional design, with complete empennage, is a departure from the staple of Delta Wing designs from Dassault. Despite the traditional layout, the Mirage F1 has some of the most graceful lines, found in the sky.
  • Country of Origin: France
  • First Flight: 12/23/66
  • Initial Service Date: 1973
  • No. Built: 740
  • No. In Service: 251 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 5
  • Crew: 1

Power:

1 x SNECMA Atar 9K-50 afterburning turbojet at 13,240 lbf

Weapons:

The most lethal weapon which can be carried by the Mirage F1 is the Aerospatiale AM-39 Exocet anti-ship missile. Two Exocets were launched by Iraqi Mirage F1's at the USS Stark on 5/17/87. Alternatively, up to two AS30L air-to-ground missiles can be carried on under-wing hard-points. 2 Matra Super 530 missiles and 2 Matra Magic or AIM-9L Sidewinder air-to-air missiles can also be carried for self-defense. The Mirage F1 carries 2 DEFA 553 30mm canons, internally, with 150 rounds per gun. 14,000lbs of bombs can be carried in lieu of missiles.

Dimensions:

Length: 50 ft. 3 in.
Wing Span: 27 ft. 8 in.
Wing Area: 270 sq.ft
Height: 14 ft. 8 in.
Empty Weight: 16,000 lbs
Max. Weight: 35,700 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load: 13,889 lbs
Max. Payload: 19,700 lbs
Internal Fuel: 7,572 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 1,600 mph
Service Ceiling: 66,000 ft.
Normal Range: 229 nm
Max. Range: 1,160 nm

Operators:

Ecuador (grounded), France (140), Gabon (4), Greece (retired), Iran (24), Iraq (destroyed or unserviceable), Jordan (36), Kuwait (retired), Libya (38), Morocco (27), Qatar (retired), South Africa (retired), Spain (39),

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