Mirage IIICJ

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Mirage IIICJ
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GarageImage Mirage IIICJ.jpg
Mirage IIICJ
AB RB SB
10.0 10.0 10.0
Research:340 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:930 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Mirage IIICJ Shahak is a rank VII Israeli jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

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 160 km/h
Turn time28 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineSNECMA Atar 9B
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight11 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 2,084 2,042 16000 29.6 30.2 108.9 96.9 750
Upgraded 2,240 2,160 26.5 28.0 173.4 140.0

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

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
SNECMA Atar 9B 1 6,340 kg 258 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel
1,333 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 6,900 kg 7,673 kg 8,206 kg 10,950 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel MTOW
Stationary 4,230 kgf 6,090 kgf 0.88 0.79 0.74 0.56
Optimal 5,118 kgf
(1,200 - 1,400 km/h)
8,253 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.20 1.08 1.01 0.75

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 460 km/h
Gear426 km/h

Due to the size of the Mirage IIICJ, its survivability is rather low. The large engine that covers almost half the length of your fuselage is very vulnerable to enemy fire. Any damage which will significantly decrease your power output and the massive wings will lose a large amount of lift when damaged.

The plane includes an RWR (radar warning receiver), which can be rather helpful.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 840 → 5 383 Sl icon.png
RB11 380 → 15 954 Sl icon.png
SB12 140 → 17 020 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications289 000 Rp icon.png
451 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training260 000 Sl icon.png
Experts930 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 280 / 190 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Shafrir 2
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
aden_belt_pack
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 25C
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9D
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Matra R530
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
aden_new_gun
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 21B
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Matra R530E
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannon
Ammunition250 rounds
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Main article: DEFA 552A (30 mm)

The Mirage IIICJ is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

List of setups (14)
Setup 12 x Shafrir 2 air-to-air missiles
Setup 22 x Shafrir 2 air-to-air missiles
1 x Matra R530 air-to-air missiles
Setup 32 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
Setup 42 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 52 x Shafrir 2 air-to-air missiles
2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
Setup 62 x Shafrir 2 air-to-air missiles
2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 71 x Matra R530 air-to-air missiles
Setup 81 x Matra R530E air-to-air missiles
Setup 92 x Shafrir 2 air-to-air missiles
1 x Matra R530E air-to-air missiles
Setup 102 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 112 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bomb
Setup 122 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 132 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x Matra R530 air-to-air missiles
Setup 142 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x Matra R530E air-to-air missiles

The Mirage IIICJ can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x Shafrir 2 missiles
  • 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (800 kg total)
  • 2 x Shafrir 2 missiles + 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x Shafrir 2 missiles + 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (800 kg total)
  • 1 x Matra R530 missile
  • 1 x Matra R530 missile + 2 x Shafrir 2 missiles
  • 1 x Matra R530E missile
  • 1 x Matra R530E missile + 2 x Shafrir 2 missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 2 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (800 kg total)
  • 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 1 x Matra R530 missile
  • 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 1 x Matra R530E missile

Usage in battles

In Air RB, it is recommended to climb and use your decent radar and Matra R530 SARH missiles against unsuspecting aircraft (such as Harriers, A-5C, F-5C, MiG-21S and more). The R530 missile has pretty good range and can hit opponents coming head-on even when launched from the maximum range (~12 km or 7.5 mi at ~5 km or ~3 mi altitude or more) while also being agile enough to hit targets that try to manoeuvre at higher altitudes.

The aircraft also comes with the Matra R530E which is the infrared variant of the R530. It can be used at medium range at high altitude (preferable side-on) but it will be a missile that you rarely use since you have access to two AIM-9D missiles that are superior to the 530E. The R530E could then be traded for bombs or the regular R530 which also has all-aspect capabilities.

There is also the Shafrir 2 IR missile which, despite featuring a caged seeker head, has great manoeuvrability as well as a long motor burn time. However, the missile has a relatively short range, and has difficulty hitting targets going the same speed as you at low altitude.

The AIM-9D is one of the longest-range missiles of the AIM-9 family, featuring a motor and aerodynamics almost identical to the AIM-9G/9H with an inferior seeker head and gimbal limits. It can effectively destroy aircraft 5-6 km rear aspect at ~5 km, ~3 mi altitude or more with the only drawback being that it is angled downwards with a caged seeker before launch making it slightly harder to use.

The aircraft itself features a powerful engine and a delta wing configuration which allow it to accelerate at a decent rate and have great maneuverability but the control surfaces become less responsive at higher altitudes.

In summary, a valid tactic is to start climbing at 20-25 degrees once you take off until you reach an altitude where your missiles can use their full range at the start of the battle, use your radar to lock on an enemy and fire your R530 missiles hopefully scoring a kill while avoiding sharp turns and doing your best to keep your speed high. Having high speed not only makes it harder for enemies to catch up to you or use their missiles to hit you, it also makes your missiles have an even longer range. Once you see that there are no more enemies at your altitude, there are most likely either a few running people on the enemy team left or there is a furball. In both cases you have the ability to sneak up on the enemy from your higher altitude and fire your missiles off scoring even more kills. One thing to keep in mind though is that the AIM-9D pulls too much lead when fired off from side-aspect so it will be easier to dodge.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Greatly manoeuvrable
  • Good air-to-air missiles
  • 30 mm DEFA cannons are deadly at close ranges

Cons:

  • Bleeds speed fairly quickly in sharp turns
  • No countermeasures (no flares or chaff)

History

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See also

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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

Israel jet aircraft
  Kfir C.2 · Kfir C.7 · Nesher
Britain 
Meteor  Meteor NF.13 · Meteor F.8
France 
Vautour  Vautour IIA · Vautour IIN
Super Mystere  Sambad · Sa'ar
Mirage III  Mirage IIICJ
Other  M.D.450B Ouragan · Mystere IVA
USA 
F-84  F-84F
A-4  A-4H · A-4E Early (M) · A-4N · A-4E
F-4  F-4E Phantom II