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Dassault Falcon 900

Dassault Falcon 900LX HB-JTA Air Sarina AG

The Dassault Falcon 900 is a French-built corporate jet aircraft made by Dassault Aviation

  • Role: Business jet
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Dassault Aviation
  • First flight: 21 September 1984
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1984-present
  • Number built: 260+
  • Developed from: Dassault Falcon 50
  • Variants: Dassault Falcon 2000, Dassault Falcon 7X

Specifications (Falcon 900B)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity: 19 passengers
  • Length: 20.21 m (66 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.33 m (63 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 7.55 m (24 ft 9.5 in)
  • Wing area: 49 m² (527 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 10,255 kg (22,608 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 20,640kg (45,503 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1C turbofan, 21.13 kN (4,750 lbf) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.84-0.87
  • Cruise speed: 950 km/h (513 knots, 590 mph) at 36,000ft (10,970 m) (Mach 0.85)
  • Stall speed: 158 km/h (85 knots, 98 mph) (wheels and flaps down)
  • Range: 7,400 km (3,995 nm, 4,598 mi) (7 passengers)
  • Service ceiling: 15,500 m (51,000 ft)
  • Wing loading: 435kg/m² (91lb/ft²)

 

Dassault Mirage III

Dassault Mirage IIIDS HB-RDF/J-2012

The Dassault Mirage III is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fighter aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation for the French Air Force and widely exported.

  • Role: Interceptor aircraft
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Dassault Aviation
  • First flight: 17 November 1956
  • Introduction: 1961
  • Status: In service only by Pakistan Air Force
  • Produced: 1977–1983
  • Number built: 1,422
  • Variants: Dassault Mirage IIIV (BalzacV), Dassault Mirage 5, Atlas Cheetah

Dassault Mirage IIIS J-2313 Swiss Air Force

Military operators

  • Argentinian Air Force
  • Egyptian Air Force

Former military operators

  • Abu Dhabi Air Force
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Belgium Air Force
  • Brazilian Air Force
  • Chilean Air Force
  • Colombian Air Force
  • French Air Force
  • Gabonese Air Force
  • Israeli Air Force
  • Lebanese Air Force
  • Libyan Air Force
  • Peruvian Air Force
  • South-African Air Force
  • Spanish Air Force
  • Swiss Air Force
  • Venezuelan Air Force
  • Zairian Air Force

Dassault Mirage IIIDS HB-RDF/J-2012

Specifications (Mirage IIIE)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 15.03 m (49 ft 3½ in)
  • Wingspan: 8.22 m (26 ft 11⅝ in)
  • Height: 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 34.85 m² (375 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 7,050 kg (15,600 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 9,600 kg (21,164 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 13,700 kg (30,203 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × SNECMA Atar 09C turbojet
    • Dry thrust: 41.97 kN (9,436 lbf)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 60.80 kN (13,668 lbf)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2 (2,350 km/h, 1,268 knots, 1,460 mph) at 12,000 m (39,370 ft)
  • Combat radius: 1,200 km (647 nmi, 746 mi)
  • Ferry range: 3,335 km ()
  • Service ceiling: 17,000 m (55,775 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 46,600 ft/min ()

Armament

  • Guns: 2× 30 mm (1.18 in) DEFA 552 cannons with 125 rounds per gun
  • Rockets: 2× Matra JL-100 drop tank/rocket pack, each with 19× SNEB 68 mm rockets and 66 US gallons (250 liters) of fuel
  • Missiles: 2× AIM-9 Sidewinders OR Matra R550 Magics plus 1× Matra R530,
  • Bombs: 4,000 kg (8,800 lb) of payload on five external hardpoints, including a variety of bombs, reconnaissance pods or Drop tanks; French Air Force IIIEs through 1991, equipped for AN-52 nuclear bomb.

Dassault Falcon 7X

Dassault Falcon 7X N889AB Bank of Utah Trustee

The Dassault Falcon 7X is a large-cabin, long range business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation, the flagship offering of their business jet line.

  • Role: Business jet
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Dassault Aviation
  • First flight: 5 May 2005
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 2005-present
  • Number built: 200+
  • Developed from: Dassault Falcon 50
  • Variants: Dassault Falcon 900, Dassault Falcon 2000

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: Up to three
  • Capacity: Up to 19 passengers (not including crew)
  • Length: 23.19 m (76 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.21 m (86 ft)
  • Height: 7.863 m (25 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 70.7 m² (761 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 15,456 kg (34,072 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 31,750 kg (70,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A turbofans, 28.46 kN (6,400 lbf) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 953 km/h (515 knots, 593 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 900 km/h (486 knots, 559 mph)
  • Range: 11,000 km (5,940 nm) 8 passengers
  • Service ceiling: 15 500 m (51,000 ft)
  • Wing loading: 435 kg/m² (91 lb/ft²)

Avionics

  • Falcon EASy and EASy 2