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Mirage III


The Mirage III is a French-built fighter aircraft that was originally designed in the 1950s, and entered service in 1961. The Mirage III was exported to many countries around the world, and achieved great success with the Israeli Air Force in the 1967 Six Day War.

At the time of the Falklands War, the Mirage III was the principal fighter of the Argentine Air Force (some are still in Argentine Air Force service as of 2007).

Here is a summary of the Mirage III technical specifications:

Crew 1 or 2 depending on model
Wingspan 26 feet 11 inches (8.2 metres)
Length 49 feet 3½ inches (15 metres)
Height 27 feet 1 inch (8.1 metres)
Wing Area 375 ft2 (34.85 m2)
Maximum Take-off Weight 29,700 lb (7,050 kg)
Maximum Speed Mach 2.2 - 1,460 mph (2,350 km/h)
Range 1,500 miles (1,300 nautical miles, 2,400 kilometres)
Service Ceiling 56,000 feet (17,000 metres)


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