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This page is about the premium French jet fighter Milan. For the ATGM, see MILAN.
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The Milan is a premium gift rank VI French jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 12 000 m2 194 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineSNECMA Atar 9K-50
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight11 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 12,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock ___ ___ 16000 __._ __._ __._ __._ 550
Upgraded 2,268 2,194 25.3 27.0 195.2 160.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,460 426 N/A N/A 1,460 ~11 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 920 < 750 < 650 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
SNECMA Atar 9K-50 1 7,250 kg 300 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 29m fuel
1,590 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 7,935 kg 8,792 kg 9,533 kg _,___ kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 29m fuel MGW
Stationary 4,878 kgf 6,745 kgf 0.86 0.77 0.71 _.__
Optimal 5,904 kgf
(1,200 - 1,400 km/h)
9,142 kgf
(1,200 - 1,400 km/h)
1.16 1.05 0.97 _.__

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear426 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB5 400 Sl icon.png
RB5 400 Sl icon.png
SB5 400 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 210 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 600 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 020 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 80 / 220 / 280 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Mods booster.png
New boosters
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods jet engine.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
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Mods g suit.png
Mods armor cover.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 25C
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Matra JL-100R
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Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 21B
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Matra JL-100 36
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Nord AS.30


Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Main article: DEFA 552A (30 mm)

The Milan is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, belly-mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)

Suspended armament

The Milan can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 10 x 250 kg SAMP Mk 82 bombs (2,500 kg total)
  • 10 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (2,500 kg total)
  • 6 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (2,400 kg total)
  • 5 x 500 kg SAMP Mk 83 bombs (2,500 kg total)
  • 1 x AS-30 Nord missile
  • 1 x AS-30 Nord missile + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 4 x 500 kg SAMP Mk 83 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (500 kg total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5
250 kg SAMP Mk 82 bombs 4 2 4
250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs 4 2 4
400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs 2 2 2
500 kg SAMP Mk 83 bombs 2 1 2
SNEB type 23 rockets 18, 36 18, 36
AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles 1 1
AS-30 Nord missiles 1

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".


  • Incredible top speed - can hit 1100+ Km/h on the deck.
  • Customizable loadout options with rockets, bombs, and AGM's.
  • CCIP/CCRP for bombs, rockets, and guns.
  • Decent medium speed handling.
  • DEFA cannons will shred whatever they hit.
  • Premium bonuses.
  • Decent cockpit for sim.


  • Mediocre air to air missiles.
  • No countermeasures/RWR.
  • Horrible energy retention
  • Elevators compress at 950+ Km/h
  • DEFA's may be hard to aim
  • Drop tanks (which must be equipped in order to carry bombs or rockets) cannot be dropped - negatively impact performance
  • No radar compared to the other Mirage III's in game.



Development of the Milan began in 1968 when Dassault, in cooperation with Swiss engineers, began working on a modification of the Mirage III, which became known as Milan or 'Kite'. Unlike the standard variants of the Mirage, the Milan received a pair of retractable canards on its nose section in order to improve the aircraft's low speed handling characteristics and shorten take-off distances. In addition, the aircraft was fitted with an uprated ATAR 9K-50 turbojet engine as well as a laser rangefinder.

Dassault manufactured a total of three Milans, basing them both on the Mirage III and Mirage 5. Tests of the various prototypes all showed notable improvements in the areas targeted by the aircraft's modifications. However, the canards also caused issues with the normal operation of the air intakes as a result of their turbulence generation.

Regardless, Milan competed in the Swiss tender against both the A-7G as well as the G.91Y, but failed to impress the Swiss Air Force sufficiently to enter service, same as her competitors though. In 1972, Dassault stopped all further work on the Milan project and shifted its attention to the development which resulted in a more advanced version of the Mirage. The Dassault Milan undertook its final flight in March 1976.

The Mirage Milan represented in the game is a Mirage IIIR (reconnaissance variant) modified to carry canards.


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Dassault Aviation*
Fighters  M.B.152C1 · M.B.157
Bombers  M.B.162 · M.B.174A-3 · M.B.175T
Jet Aircraft 
M.D 450  M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.450B Ouragan
Mystère  M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA
Super Mystère  Super Mystere B2
Étendard  Etendard IVM
Mirage  Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE · Milan · Mirage 5F · Mirage F1C · Mirage F1CT
M.D 450  M.D.450B Ouragan
Mystere  Mystere IVA
Super Mystère  Sambad · Sa'ar**
Mirage  Mirage IIICJ
  *The company was named "Société des Avions Marcel Bloch" before being renamed in 1947
  **Israeli Super Mystère refitted with new avionics and an American engine

France jet aircraft
Fighters  M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA · Super Mystere B2
  ▄F-86K · ▄F-100D · ▄F-8E(FN)
  Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE · Milan · Mirage 5F · Mirage F1C · Mirage F1CT
Strike aircraft  ▄F-84F · F-84F IAF · ▄F-84G-26-RE · Etendard IVM · Jaguar A
Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN

France premium aircraft
Fighters  D.371 H.S.9 · Pallier's D.510 · ▄P-39Q-25 · ▄P-40F-5 Lafayette · ▄P-47D-22-RE · F-6C-10-NA
  M.B.152C1 · ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900 · S.O.8000 Narval
Jet fighters  Milan
Strike aircraft  ▄AD-4NA · F-84F IAF
Jet bombers  Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN