Dassault Mirage IV
Dassault Mirage IV

Dassault Mirage IV «Mirage 4»

Bomber "Mirage 4» was the main aircraft of the Air Force in France in the early 1960-ies. According to the characteristics, combat capabilities, he did not yield to the aircraft in its class in all countries.

The aircraft was produced in several versions: 4-01, 4-02, 4-03. The first flight took place respectively 12 October 1961 g. Every time good results were obtained, which was the basis for the production of the aircraft in the series and its adoption for service.

Dassault Mirage IV photo

Dassault Mirage IV photo

The plane has a delta wing without the horizontal tail, it was new in the aircraft industry.

Powerplant: two turbojet engines SNEGMA «ATAR» 9K thrust of 6800 kg.

Dassault Mirage IV "Mirage 4" features:

  • Length, m 23,5

  • Wingspan, m 11,85

  • Height, m ​​5,65

  • Wing area, m2 47,82

  • Take-off weight (max), kg 28 100

  • Empty weight, kg 13 600

  • Ferrying range, km 6100

  • Range, km 800-1000

  • Ceiling, m over 16 000

  • Flight speed (max at height 12 000), km / h 2340

  • Cruising speed at 1200 altitude, km / h 960

  • Crew, people 2

Dassault Mirage IV scheme

Dassault Mirage IV scheme

weaponry: suspended (max combat load, kg), one nuclear bomb, 4UR AS 37 Martel, aerial bombs (6400)

In September 1960 of an airplane "Mirage 4» set a world speed record: 1000 km distance was covered at an average speed 1822 km / h.
By the beginning of 2000 "Mirage 4» was in service in several countries.

Military aviation