Mirage F1C

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This page is about the French jet fighter Mirage F1C. For the other version, see Mirage F1CT.
Mirage F1C
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Mirage F1C
AB RB SB
11.0 11.3 11.0
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Description

The Mirage F1C is a rank VII French jet fighter with a battle rating of 11.0 (AB/SB) and 11.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change".

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 228 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineSNECMA Atar 9K-50
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight15 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 12,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,156 2,118 16000 28.3 28.8 128.6 122.6 750
Upgraded 2,300 2,228 26.2 27.0 183.9 155.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,351 444 555 549 416 ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 650 < 600 < 900 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
SNECMA Atar 9K-50 1 8,036 kg ___ kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight
Weight (each) Type 13m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 44m fuel
1,590 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 9,058 kg 9,581 kg 10,354 kg 11,443 kg 15,672 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 13m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 44m fuel MGW
Stationary 4,878 kgf 6,745 kgf 0.75 0.71 0.66 0.59 0.43
Optimal 5,904 kgf
(1,200 - 1,351 km/h)
9,142 kgf
(1,200 - 1,351 km/h)
1.02 0.96 0.89 0.81 0.58

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear444 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB5 450 → 8 333 Sl icon.png
RB11 200 → 17 124 Sl icon.png
SB25 270 → 38 637 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications508 000 Rp icon.png
465 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost3 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training310 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 080 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 210 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 300 / 600 % Sl icon.png
244 / 244 / 244 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
aden_belt_pack
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 25C
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Matra R530
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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Flares/Chaff
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
aden_new_gun
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 21B
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
Matra JL-100R
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod CC-420
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk83
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Matra 530F
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
Matra LR F1
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
aden_gunpod_belt_pack
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Matra R550 Magic 2
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png

Armaments

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

Main article: DEFA 553 (30 mm)

The Mirage F1C is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannons, belly-mounted (135 rpg = 270 total)
    • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannons + 120 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

The Mirage F1C can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 144 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannons (180 rpg = 360 total)
  • 5 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (1,250 kg total)
  • 5 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 3 x 1,000 kg SAMP Mk 84 bombs (3,000 kg total)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles
  • 2 x Matra R530E missiles + 1 x Matra R530 missile
  • 2 x Matra Super 530F missiles
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 2 x Matra Super 530F missiles + 1 x Matra R530 missile
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 1 x Matra R530E missile + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannons
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 2 x Matra Super 530F missiles
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 5 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 144 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 1 x 1,000 kg SAMP Mk 84 bomb (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 1 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannons (400 kg total)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles + 2 x Matra Super 530F missiles + 1 x Matra R530 missile
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles + 1 x Matra R530E missile + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannons
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles + 2 x Matra Super 530F missiles
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles + 5 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles + 144 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles + 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 1 x 1,000 kg SAMP Mk 84 bomb (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 1 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 553 cannons (400 kg total)
  • 5 x 500 kg SAMP Mk 83 bombs (2,500 kg total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Hardpoints Mirage F1C.png
30 mm DEFA 553 cannons (180 rpg) 1 1
250 kg SAMP Mk 82 bombs 1 1 1 1 1
250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs 1 1 1 1 1
400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs 1 1 1 1 1
500 kg SAMP Mk 83 bombs 1 1 1 1 1
1,000 kg SAMP Mk 84 bombs 1 1 1
SNEB type 23 rockets 18, 36 18, 36 18, 36 18, 36
Matra R530 missiles 1 1 1
Matra R530E missiles 1 1 1
Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles 1 1
Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles 1 1
Matra Super 530F missiles 1 1
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 500 kg

Usage in battles

The most effective way of using the Mirage F1C in Air Realistic battles is to play a support role. Try to stay behind your team and target slow and distracted enemies using the powerful air-to-air missiles. Considering the poor top speed and manoeuvrability of the Mirage F1C, it doesn't stand much chance in duels against most enemies, even against uptiered fighters.

The F1C also makes a surprisingly good strike aircraft due to its ability to carry larger bombs compared to its ground-striking peers such as the Mirage 5F or even the Jaguar.

Enemies worth noting:

Every fighter at the BR is a threat for the Mirage F1C because of its slow acceleration and bad elevator and rudder response. Any opposing fighter will outmanoeuvre you.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Availability of Matra Super 530F and R550 Magic 2 air-to-air missiles
  • The Cyrano-IV allows low altitude Pulse-Doppler (MTI) and ACM, an upgrade from the previous Mirages (IIIE & IIIC)
  • 120 countermeasures
  • Decent acceleration at higher speeds

Cons:

  • Very slow acceleration with ordnance
  • Poor manoeuvrability at low and high speeds with only "workable" agility at mid speeds
  • Low wing-rip speed compared to other aircraft at the rank
  • The Matra Super 530F missiles are very heavy and strongly impact flight performance
  • 30 mm DEFA cannons are difficult to use, particularly against high-speed targets

History

Devblog

In the early 1960s, Dassault Aviation was conducting intense design studies on the basis of the Mirage, resulting in a number of different variations of the aircraft emerging. Among them, a smaller swept wing design of the Mirage outfitted with the latest and more powerful SNECMA Atar 9K-50 turbojet engine garnered the interest of Dassault engineers as a possible future replacement to the existing Mirage III and Mirage 5 fighters.

Confident in the design, Dassault began conducting further design work under the official name Mirage F1 as part of a private venture. In late 1966, the first prototype conducted its maiden flight and the initial test results proved to be rather positive. In late 1966, the French Air Force also expressed interest in the aircraft and officially adopted the development programme. Subsequently, the Air Force ordered a small batch of pre-production aircraft to be built in April 1967. After Dassault persuaded the Air Force to accept the Mirage F1 into service in order to make the aircraft also marketable to foreign operators, the first production order for the aircraft was issued in 1969.

Entering official service with the French Air Force in March 1974, the Mirage F1 took part in their first combat operations a decade later flying sorties against insurgent forces in Chad. Mirage F1s also took part in French operations during the Gulf War in 1990. In the late 2000s, French Mirage F1s also supported international forces during operations in Afghanistan.

Apart from France, several other nations such as Greece, Spain, South Africa, Qatar, Iraq, Morocco, and many others, operated variants of the Mirage F1.

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See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • 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
Export 
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