Mirage IIIC

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RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Mirage IIIC
mirage_3c.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.3/10.3/10.3BR
1 personCrew
11.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
16 000 mCeiling
SNECMA Atar 9BEngine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1460 km/hStructural
426 km/hGear
Suspended armament
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannonSetup 1
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 2
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
1 x Matra R530E air-to-air missiles
Setup 3
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
Setup 4
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
1 x Matra R530E air-to-air missiles
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 5
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
1 x Matra R530E air-to-air missiles
2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
Setup 6
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
1 x Matra R530E air-to-air missiles
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
36 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 7
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
1 x Matra R530E air-to-air missiles
2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
36 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 8
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
1 x AS-30 Nord ATGM
36 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 9
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
1 x AS-30 Nord ATGM
72 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 10
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
Setup 11
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 12
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
Setup 13
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
Setup 14
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
36 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 15
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
72 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 16
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 17
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 air-to-air missiles
2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 18
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
36 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 19
2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
72 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 20
1 x Setup 21
1 x Setup 22
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png23 950 / 32 500/10 600 / 14 384/3 280 / 4 450Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 600 Ge icon.pngAces
226 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
420 % Sl icon.png250 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Mirage IIIC.jpg


The Mirage IIIC is a rank VI French jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Flight performance

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
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,087 2,045 16 000 29.5 30.0 109.3 97.7 750
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1460 426 N/A N/A N/A ~12 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 920 < 750 < 650 N/A

Survivability and armour

The Mirage IIIC has no armor and is very susceptible to damage. Hits that do not outright destroy the aircraft will result in severely hampered maneuverability and performance. A damaged engine will require immediate landing, since the aircraft loses a lot of energy while turning, the loss of power will be very noticeable. Wing or tail/rudder damage will result in flatspins if the aircraft is taken to low speeds or if too many G's are pulled.

Overall, if damaged, a pilot should seek to land as soon as possible while attempting to make as few maneuvers as possible.

Armaments

Suspended armament

Main article: DEFA 552A (30 mm)

The Mirage IIIC can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 1 x Matra R530E missile + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 1 x Matra R530E missile + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 1 x Matra R530E missile + 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 1 x Matra R530E missile + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 1 x Matra R530E missile + 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 1 x AS-30 Nord missile + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 1 x AS-30 Nord missile + 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (800 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs + 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs + 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (800 kg total)
  • 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs + 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (800 kg total)
  • 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (800 kg total)
  • 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs + 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, -mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) (800 kg total)
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 1 missiles

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Compressor Fuselage repair Type 25C AIM-9B
II New boosters Airframe Offensive 30 mm Matra JL-100R Matra R530E
III Wings repair G-suit Type 21B Matra LR F1 Matra R550 Magic 1
IV Engine Cover New 30 mm cannons Nord AS.30

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Magic missiles have very high probability of kill
  • Long range Matra R530E missile allows you to catch pilots by surprise
  • 30 mm cannons are nose-mounted, so there is little need for convergence
  • Very manoeuvrable
  • Variety of suspended armament is vast

Cons:

  • Bleeds energy at high angles of attack
  • Relatively low thrust to weight ratio for its battle rating
  • No armor

History

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Media

The Shooting Range #202 - Pages of History section at 04:40 discusses the Mirage III.

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


Marcel Bloch Aviation Society* (Société des Avions Marcel Bloch)
Fighters  M.B.152C1 · M.B.157
Bombers  M.B.162 · M.B.174A-3 · M.B.175T
Jet Fighters  M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Super Mystere B2 · Etendard IVM · Mirage IIIC
  * Marcel Bloch changed his last name to Dassault and the company name changed to Avions Marcel Dassault or Marcel Dassault Aircraft in 1947.

France jet aircraft
Fighters  ▄F-84G-26-RE · ▄F-86K · ▄F-100D
  M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Super Mystere B2 · Etendard IVM · Mirage IIIC
Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB