Dassault Mirage III-O
|Första flygningen||Den 17 november 1956|
Fotogalleri av en Dassault Mirage III-O , The Dassault Mirage III is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fighter aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation for the French Air Force and widely exported. Prominent operators included Australia, Argentina, South Africa, Pakistan and Israel, as well as a number of nonaligned nations. Though an older design, the second generation fighter is still a fairly maneuverable aircraft and an effective opponent in close range dogfighting. In French service it was armed with air-to-ground ordnance or R.550 Magic air-to-air missiles. Mirage IIIO: Single-seat all-weather fighter-bomber aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force. Single prototype powered by 53.68 kN (12,070 lbf) dry thrust and 71.17 kN (16,000 lbf) Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.67 turbojet engine, but order placed for aircraft based on Mirage IIIE, powered by Atar engine in March 1961. 100 aircraft built, of which 98 were built under licence in Australia. The first 49 were Mirage IIIO(F) interceptors which were followed by 51 Mirage IIIO(A) fighter bombers, with survivors brought up to a common standard later
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The Dassault Mirage III-O was a variant of the Mirage III fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by French aircraft company Dassault Aviation. It was ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1961 as a replacement for its ageing Sabre jets. The Mirage III-O was a single-seat, single-engine, delta-winged aircraft capable of exceeding Mach 2 in horizontal flight. It was powered by a Snecma Atar 9C turbojet engine with an afterburner and a SEPR rocket booster for additional thrust.
The Mirage III-O was armed with two 30 mm DEFA cannons and various air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, such as the Matra R530, the AIM-9 Sidewinder and the AS-30. The Mirage III-O entered service with the RAAF in 1964 and served until 1988. It participated in several exercises and deployments, but never saw combat. The Mirage III-O was replaced by the F/A-18 Hornet in the late 1980s. A total of 100 Mirage III-Os were built for the RAAF, of which 98 were assembled locally by the Government Aircraft Factories.
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