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Dassault Mirage F1 (1973): books - history and technology

A book about the Dassault Mirage F1 first flown in 1973? Discover here books on the history and technology of Dassault fighter aircraft.

Dassault Mirage F1: Flying with air forces around the world (Duke Hawkins)

This beautiful Duke Hawkins photo book extensively presents the Dassault Mirage F1, in service with the air forces of France, Spain and Iraq, among others. Also photos of the Mirage F1's used in the USA by Draken International.
The book contains not only action photos, but also many "walkaround" photos that show details of the aircraft from different angles. Chapters on cockpit, fuselage, armament and maintenance work.

The series "Aircraft in Detail" arose from the collaboration between pilots, aircraft technicians and modellers. This volume (No. 10) on the Dassault Mirage F1 is illustrated with a large number of very high quality color photographs, most of which have never been published before.

Author:Robert Pied, Nicolas Deboeck
Specs:84 pages, 23.5 x 24 x 0.5 cm / 9.25 x 9 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:HMH Publications (B, 2019)
Series:Aircraft in Detail (10)
Book: Dassault Mirage F1: Flying with air forces around the world (Duke Hawkins)

Dassault Mirage F1: Flying with air forces around the world

Language: English

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Dassault Mirage F1s

The Mirage F1 emerged from a series of design studies performed by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation. Having originally sought to develop a larger swept wing derivative of the Mirage III, which became the Mirage F2, to serve as a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) propulsion testbed akin to the Dassault Mirage IIIV, however, it was soon recognised that the emerging design could function as the basis for a competent fighter as well.
Both the Mirage F2 and a smaller derivative, referred to the Mirage F3, received substantial attention from both Dassault and the French Air Force, the latter being interested in its adoption as a long-range fighter bomber as a stopgap measure prior to the adoption of the envisioned Anglo-French Variable Geometry (AFVG) strike aircraft.

Parallel with the Mirage F3 study, which was intended to serve as an interceptor aircraft, Dassault decided to study a single-seat derivative which featured the all-French Snecma Atar 9K-50 turbojet engine.
The Spanish Air Force was the second Mirage F1 customer, and purchased a total of 91 machines of different variants from 1975, equipping a total of four squadrons, during the period 1998-2000.
The survivors were upgraded to Mirage F1M standards, and were phased out of service in June 2013, but about 22 of them were given a new lease of life after beinjg acquired by Draken International to be used as aggressors in the US.

Author:Salvador Mafé Huertas
Specs:96 pages, 29.5 x 20.5 x 0.2 cm / 11.6 x 8.1 x 0.08 in, paperback
Illustrations:180 photographs, 10 profile drawings in colour
Publisher:Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza (PL, 2020)
Book: Dassault Mirage F1s

Dassault Mirage F1s

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024