Mystere IVA

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This page is about the French jet fighter Mystere IVA. For other versions, see Mystere (Family).
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Mystere IVA
AB RB SB
9.0 8.7 8.7
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Description

The M.D.454 Mystere IVA is a rank VI French jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB) and 8.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Red Skies".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m1 109 km/h
Turn time25 s
Max altitude13 000 m
EngineHispano-Suiza Verdon-350
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight10 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,073 1,039 13000 26.1 27.2 27.2 27.2 800
Upgraded 1,124 1,109 24.2 25.0 48.1 37.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,166 447 620 586 408 ~12 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 590 < 610 < 635 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Hispano-Suiza Verdon-350 1 6,028 kg 250 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 33m fuel
950 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 6,615 kg 7,204 kg 7,791 kg 7,986 kg 9,600 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 33m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,300 kgf N/A 0.50 0.46 0.42 0.41 0.34
Optimal 3,300 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.50 0.46 0.42 0.41 0.34

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear447 km/h
Armour plates
  • 16 mm steel - in front of cockpit
  • 16 mm steel - behind pilot
  • 40 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB5 900 → 8 018 Sl icon.png
RB12 990 → 17 653 Sl icon.png
SB18 000 → 24 462 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications160 900 Rp icon.png
252 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training140 000 Sl icon.png
Experts500 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces890 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 380 / 600 % Sl icon.png
214 / 214 / 214 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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New boosters
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
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G-suit
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
940 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
940 Ge icon.png
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aden_belt_pack
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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ALCAN 502 500
Research:
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Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Matra Type 61
Research:
6 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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ALCAN 502 1000
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Matra Type 116
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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aden_new_gun
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
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Nord AA.20
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition300 rounds
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Main article: DEFA 552 (30 mm)

The Mystere IVA is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons, chin-mounted (150 rpg = 300 total)

The guns, while deadly if they hit, have slow velocity, so it is important to get close to targets to ensure a hit. The armour-piercing shells are also very effective for taking out pillboxes, so while grinding out modifications keep in mind that extra points can be easily gained by shooting down a few light pillboxes. They can also penetrate the roof of most MBT's, so it is possible to destroy high level tanks in mixed battles when attacking from directly above purely with the guns.

Suspended armament

List of setups (13)
Setup 12 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
Setup 22 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 32 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb
Setup 438 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 56 x T10 151 rocket
6 x T10 151 rocket
Setup 655 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 738 x SNEB type 23 rocket
55 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 86 x T10 151 rocket
6 x T10 151 rocket
55 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 92 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bomb
55 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 102 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
55 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 112 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb
55 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 122 x AA-20 Nord air-to-air missiles
Setup 132 x AA-20 Nord air-to-air missiles
55 x SNEB type 23 rocket

The Mystere IVA can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (800 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 38 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 12 x T10 151 rockets
  • 55 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 93 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 55 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 12 x T10 151 rockets
  • 55 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (800 kg total)
  • 55 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 55 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x AA-20 Nord missiles
  • 2 x AA-20 Nord missiles + 55 x SNEB type 23 rockets

The Mystere has access to incredibly powerful rocket armaments. The heavy duty T10 151 rockets perform similarly to US HVARs, being rather slow, but deadly upon direct hit. They are very effective when attacking heavy tanks, as well as pillboxes, displaying 390 mm of penetration at a 30 degree angle. The other option is the high velocity SNEB type 23, which is effective for attacking medium tanks and MBT's, as well as light pillboxes. There is an option to have the SNEBs be mounted inside the fuselage, which will cause them to be launched 5 at a time just under the nose of the plane, for increased accuracy.

The AA.20 Nord air-to-air missiles are manually guided and not very agile, so they are best used against slow moving targets with a steady heading like Tu-4s. They are also very effective in head-on engagements with practice from the user.

Usage in battles

In air realistic battles, the Mystere is a very deadly aircraft in the hands of a good pilot.

Due to its very bad energy retention in manoeuvres, it is best used in more of a "boom and zoom" role, where it dives on unsuspecting enemies and delivers a quick death with the lethal 30 mm cannons. If forced to engage another aircraft that the Mystere is unable to escape, it performs best enacting a reversal, as the very good roll rate and poor energy retention will make it easy to make other aircraft overshoot. This is especially effective against MiG-15s and 17s, who will easily win a sustained turn-fight, but will have a hard time getting guns on target. Against more agile American aircraft, it is recommended to lure the plane as close as possible due to the poor speed. The majority of aircraft will easily be able to extend away after overshooting, so it is vital to equalize your energy states as much as possible, and be as close as possible for a firing solution once the enemy overshoots.

Radars

The M.D.454 IVa is equipped with an AN/APG-30 rangefinding radar located in the centre of the air intake in the nose of the aircraft. It will automatically detect other planes within the scanning area and display the range to the closest target. It is linked with a gyro gunsight and can help with aiming at close range in cockpit view.

AN/APG-30 - Rangefinding radar
Maximum
Tracking
Range
Minimum
Tracking
Range
Azimuth Tracking
Angle
Elevation Tracking
Angle
2,750 m 300 m ±9° ±9°

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons are fast firing
  • Able to execute very high G and angle-of-attack manoeuvres
  • Excellent roll rate
  • Good flaps
  • Superb ground attack capabilities

Cons:

  • Very bad energy retention and sustained turn
  • Relatively slow compared to peers
  • Compresses at high speeds
  • Slow muzzle velocity for the 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons

History

The Mystere IVA was used extensively by Israel throughout the late 50s, notably during the Suez Crisis of 1956. During combat missions there, the aircraft utilized superior performance to claim multiple MiG fighters, as well as a few de Havilland Vampires.

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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

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