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Mirage F-1 (France)

The Mirage F-1 was developed by the French aviation concern Dassault as a air defence fighter jet. Together with the 286 Mirage 2000 jets, the 121 French Air Force Mirage F-1's are the main fighter jets of the French air force but will be replaced by the Rafale.
In june 2014, the last Mirage F-1 squadron retired from operational service.
There are currently 3 F1 versions:

Mirage F1 B
Currently still used by the French Air Force.

Mirage F1 CR
The CR version was developed for reconnaissance and conventional attacks. The CR can be armored with: 1 30mm board canon (standard), 2x Magic II, free fall bombs.

Mirage F1 CT
The CT version is capable of air defence, close air support (CAS) and conventional ground attacks.

Other Users
The Mirage F-1 is also in service with Greece Hellenic Air Force in the Mirage F-1 CG version.

Design organisation Dassault Aviation (France)
Main secundary design organisations  
Production organisaton Dassault Aviation (France)
Primary task Air defence
Type aircraft 3th generation fighter jet
Length 15.33 meters, 15.55 meters (B version)
Height 4.5 meters
Wingspan 8.44 meters
Wing surface  
Aspect ratio  
Sweep back  
Engines 1x SNECMA Atar 9K50
Thrust 4700 kg and 6800 kg with afterburner
Weight (empty) 8.100 kg
Weight (start, maximum, MTOW) 15.200 kg
Weight (landing, maximum, MLW)  
Required runway length (start)  
Required runway length (landing)  
Cruise speed  
Maximum speed Mach 2.1 (11.000 meters), Mach 2.2 (12.000 meters)
Ceiling 16.500 and 15.000 during combat
Maximum range 3.300 km
Fuel capacity 4.100 l internal and 6384 l extern
Air-to-air-refueling capability Yes
Passengers none
Payload none
Maximum weaponload 4950 kg
Maximum G resistance  
Type flight controls  
Landing gear Tri-cycle landing gear
Versions B version, CT version, CR version, CG version
Manufactured 740
Crew 1 or 2
Overall flight hours  
First flight  
First delivery  
Operational since 1980 (B version French Air Force), 1983 CR version and 1992 CT version
Successor of Mirage F-2
Replaced by  
Comparable aircraft  
Operators (current and future) France (121), Greece, Morocco, Spain (52), South-Africa, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Kuwait
Main operators  
Amphibious usage No
Status In operational service

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France France  


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Last updated: 20 June 2014