Mirage IIIE

Notes: The Mirage IIIE was the last version of the Mirage III fighter-bomber, used by many countries worldwide, including Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan, South Africa, Switzerland, Brazil, and Pakistan. It has excellent high-speed characteristics, but its delta design limits maneuverability at low speeds. Radar homing missiles may only be carried on the center hardpoint.

The Mirage IIIA was built largely as a test aircraft, but low-scale production was undertaken. The Mirage IIIB was a trainer version of the IIIA. The Mirage IIIC was mostly similar externally to the IIIA, but was over a half a meter longer and stuffed with additional electronics and a different engine. The Israeli Mirage IIICJ has a more powerful Atar 9C engine, made from stolen plans. The South African Mirage IIICZ has the engine of the Mirage V and some additional electronics. The Mirage IIIE has a more powerful engine, upgraded electronics, and leading edge slats that allow better handling; it is, however, much heavier than other Mirages.

Twilight 2000 Notes: France and Israel kept some in reserve and trotted them out during the Twilight War, mostly late Mirage IIICs and Mirage IIIEs.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Mirage IIIA

$2,453,801

AvG

4 tons

10.2 tons

1

18

Radar

Enclosed

Mirage IIIC (Early)

$2,456,098

AvG

4 tons

11.7 tons

1

18

Radar

Enclosed

Mirage IIIC (Late)

$2,604,952

AvG

4 tons

11.7 tons

1

18

Radar

Enclosed

Mirage IIICJ

$2,606,632

AvG

4 tons

11.7 tons

1

18

Radar

Enclosed

Mirage IIICZ

$2,870,716

AvG

4 tons

11.7 tons

1

18

Radar

Enclosed

Mirage IIIE

$3,191,328

AvG

4 tons

13.5 tons

1

20

Radar

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Mirage IIIA

2450

613 (160)

NA 153 6/3 60/30

3340

1721

20740

Mirage IIIC

5390

1348 (160)

NA 337 6/3 60/30

3340

1770

18000

Mirage IIICJ/CZ

5496

1374 (160)

NA 344 6/3 60/30

3340

1806

18000

Mirage IIIE

5390

1348 (150)

NA 337 7/4 70/40

3340

3000

17000

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Mirage IIIA/C (Early)

All-Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver

700/800m Hardened Runway

+2

2x30mm DEFA Autocannons, 3 Hardpoints

250x30mm

Mirage IIIC (Late)/CJ

All-Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver

700/800m Hardened Runway

+2

2x30mm DEFA Autocannons, 5 Hardpoints

250x30mm

Mirage IIICZ

All-Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver, HUD

700/800m Hardened Runway

+3

2x30mm DEFA Autocannons, 5 Hardpoints

250x30mm

Mirage IIIE

All-Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver, HUD Interface

700/800m Hardened Runway

+3

2x30mm DEFA Autocannons, 5 Hardpoints

250x30mm

Mirage 2000

Notes: This fighter-bomber is the replacement for the Mirage III and Mirage 5 in French service and was also in the service of Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Greece, India, Peru, Qatar, and Taiwan. It had not fully replaced the earlier fighters in most of those countries by the Twilight War, however. The Mirage 2000 differs from the earlier Mirages by having two more powerful engines, better avionics, and a higher weapon load, along with air-to-air/air-to-ground capability comparable to the US F/A-18 in its flexibility.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$4,957,828

AvG

6.3 tons

17 tons

1

26

Radar

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

4890

1222 (120)

NA 306 9/5 90/50

3950

4740

20000

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

All-Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, ECM, Auto Track, IR Uncage, Look-Down Radar, Track While Scan, Multitarget (4)

700/800m Hardened Runway

+3

2x30mm DEFA Autocannons, 9 Hardpoints

250x30mm

Mirage F-1

Notes: The Mirage F-1 is a French-built fighter-bomber used by 11 countries, including Ecuador, France, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, South Africa, and Spain. Unlike the normal delta-winged Mirage, the F-1 has a normal wing and tail, allowing greater control at low altitudes and speeds. Three of its seven hardpoints may mount drop tanks (two wing and one underfuselage), and its two wingtip hardpoints may mount only air-to -air or antiradiation missiles. The aircraft has an ejection seat and a refueling probe.

The first version was the F1C; it is a multirole combat aircraft capable of interception, ground attack, armed reconnaissance, or fighter roles. The F-1B is a two-seat variant of this aircraft. The F-1CT is an F-1C with upgraded avionics and air-to-air systems; its role is air superiority. The F-1E is a dedicated strike aircraft with avionics more oriented to this role. The F-1D is a trainer version of the F-1E. The South African F-1A is an attack variant without radar. The F-1S is an upgraded F-1C for the Spanish Air Force.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

F-1C

$5,344,003

AvG

4 tons

16.2 tons

1

24

Radar

Enclosed

F-1CT

$5,744,803

AvG

4 tons

16.2 tons

1

26

Radar

Enclosed

F-1E

$5,740,069

AvG

4 tons

16.3 tons

1

24

Radar, FLIR

Enclosed

F-1A

$2,385,671

AvG

5 tons

15.2 tons

1

24

FLIR

Enclosed

F-1S

$5,816,641

AvG

4.5 tons

15.3 tons

1

25

Radar, FLIR

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

(All)

4670

1168 (120)

NA 292 8/4 80/40

4100

3842

20000

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

F1C

All-Weather Flight, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, Look-Down Radar, IR Uncage

670/600m Hardened Runway

+2

2x30mm DEFA, 7 Hardpoints

270x30mm

F1CT

All-Weather Flight, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, Look-Down Radar, IR Uncage, HUD Interface, Auto Track

670/600m Hardened Runway

+3

2x30mm DEFA, 7 Hardpoints

270x30mm

F1E

All-Weather Flight, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, Look-Down Radar, IR Uncage, HUD Interface, ECM

670/600m Hardened Runway

+3

2x30mm DEFA, 7 Hardpoints

270x30mm

F1A

Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, IR Uncage, HUD Interface, ECM

670/600m Hardened Runway

+3

2x30mm DEFA, 7 Hardpoints

270x30mm

F1S

All-Weather Flight, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, Look-Down Radar, IR Uncage, HUD Interface, Auto Track, ECM, Track While Scan

670/600m Hardened Runway

+4

2x30mm DEFA, 7 Hardpoints

270x30mm

Rafale

Notes: This French multi-role aircraft was slated to replace the Jaguar and Mirage 2000 in most roles, but its introduction has been rather slow, and costs have escalated well beyond those expected. It is an advanced aircraft that is just as good as a fighter as an attack aircraft, and is in a class with the US F/A-18 in that regard. It is, however a more advanced aircraft, with an excellent avionics suite and the capability to carry just about any sort of weapon. Of the 14 hardpoints, the two on the wingtips may only be used for air-to-air missiles or ECM/IRCM pods.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Rafale was introduced shortly before the Twilight War, and few actually saw service during that conflict.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$7,954,172

AvG

8 tons

19.5 tons

1

32

Radar, FLIR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

7350*

1065 (80)

NA 266 10/6 100/60

5325

8890

19810

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

All-Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver, Flare/Chaff Dispenser, HUD Interface, IR Uncage, Look-Down Radar, Auto Track, Track While Scan, Terrain-Following Radar, Helmet-Sight Interface, Multitarget (3), GPS

550/400m Hardened Runway

+4

30mm DEFA Autocannons, 14 Hardpoints

125x30mm

*The Rafale is Supercruise capable.