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Mirage Challenge - Dassault Mirage F1C

8,758 EngineerOtaku  one month ago
Auto Credit Based on ainanen's Mirage Challenge (CLOSED - July 6th)

Introduction

The Mirage F1 is a single-engine, single seat aircraft designed by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation. It is the successor series to the prior Mirage III and Mirage V interceptors and borrows many elements from the two previous aircraft. Entering service in the 1970s it was flown be the Armee De l'Air right up until 2014 in many configurations; the F1 has been built and flown as a fighter-interceptor, strike aircraft, and photo-reconnaissance jet.


Cockpit view

Work began on the F1 around 1968 as one of three projects (F1-F3) being researched by Dassault. After cancelling the F2 and F3 the company focused their efforts on producing this fighter. It was meant to be a stopgap until a joint Anglo-French interceptor was found, but the F1 would go on to be France's standard fighter until the introduction of the Rafale.

The F1C is the baseline interceptor and is the most numerous variant. While similar in form to the Mirage III and V it boasts a shoulder mounted, conventional swept wing and traditional tail controls (compared to the large delta of the precursors). Powered by an improved Atar 09 turbojet the F1 could reach Mach 2 at 36,000ft, and had excellent agility. It is armed with 2 DEFA 30mm cannon and has provisions for up to 4 missiles (A2A or A2G), bombs, rockets, Drop tanks, ECM and chaff-flare pods, and recon pods. It has been used by France, Iraq, Spain, South Africa, and others. This example bears the general high-visibility blue and grey paint sceme of the French Air Force.


An F1 fires a Matra Super 350F missile

Group 1 - Drogue chute
Group 5 - Release drop tank (2000L)
Group 8 - Master Arm On/Off
VTOL down - Flaps
Trim - Elevator trim (Trim+ nose up, Trim- nose down)

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.406
  • Wing Loading 45.9lbs/ft2 (224.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 521.9ft2 (48.5m2)
  • Drag Points 5314

Parts

  • Number of Parts 207
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    2,752 toxicgamer88

    Underrated build good job!

    19 days ago
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    @ainanen No problem. Was nice to build a jet that wasn't American or Russian for once x)

    22 days ago
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    5,238 ainanen

    Thank you for your entry! Good luck in the grading period

    +1 22 days ago
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    14.2k ChiyomiAnzai

    Ok!!!
    @EngineerOtaku

    one month ago
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    @ChiyomiAnzai I posted on accident lel. I'll have the actual one up soon

    +1 one month ago
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    14.2k ChiyomiAnzai

    I saw a new post..
    what is it?

    one month ago
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    1,136 0644701018

    (OK) You can create a hrydra from the gta san game. I don't want X-02.

    one month ago
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    @0644701018
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    We'll have to see. Jets with more complex shapes like the F-22A, J-20, X-02, etc. take more time for me both in planning and building. Plus I'm not sure how stable I can make the Wyvern lel
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    One day :)

    one month ago
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    1,136 0644701018

    The last thing I asked I want you to create an X-02 wyvern?

    +1 one month ago
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    1,136 0644701018

    You can do it very well. I like it.

    +1 one month ago
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    @Kungfuevan Funny enough anime was my first exposure to the F1; there's a series called Area 88 that had a TV anime in 2004, and one of the characters later on flies an F1.
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    Or maybe that's fitting given my username I dunno X)

    +1 one month ago
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    3,455 Kungfuevan

    My dad had a toy of this when he was a kid and gave it to me. I’ve been waiting for a long time for someone to make a good version of it

    +1 one month ago