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Encyclopedia > Dassault Mirage G
The Dassault Mirage G4, top, and G8 prototypes in flight. The G4's wings are swept.
The Dassault Mirage G4, top, and G8 prototypes in flight. The G4's wings are swept.

The Dassault Mirage G was a design for a fast swing-wing multirole fighter, capable of both interception and ground attack with a nuclear missile. The Mirage G was a single-engine prototype testing variable-geometry techniques. Image File history File links Dassault_Mirage_G8. ... Image File history File links Dassault_Mirage_G8. ... Formerly named Societé des Avions Marcel Bloch or MB, the Dassault Aviation is a French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional and business jets. ... A swing-wing is a type of pivoted wing planform that attempts to combine the advantages of a swept wing at high speeds, while avoiding its problems at lower speeds. ... A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for attacking other aircraft, as opposed to a bomber, which is designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... An interceptor aircraft (or simply interceptor) is a type of fighter aircraft designed specifically to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft at great speed, particularly bombers. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ...

The basic Mirage G was developed into a twin-engine, two-seat fighter, the Mirage G4. However, as the project continued the requirements were constantly changing, and the French military requested the design be converted into a dedicated interceptor. The single-seat Mirage G8 was an attempt to shed some of the weight and costs associated with swing-wing designs. As development proceeded, costs continued to rise, and mission demands changed, causing the eventual cancellation of the project in the mid-1970s. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...

Specifications (Mirage G8)

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General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 18.80 m (61 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.40 m extended (50 ft 6 in), 8.70 m swept (28 ft 7 in swept)
  • Height: 5.35 m (17 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: m² (ft²)
  • Empty weight: 14,740 kg (32,500 lb)
  • Maximum Take-Off Weight: kg (lb)
  • Powerplant: 2× SNECMA Atar 9K50 turbojets, 70.1 kN (15,750 lbf) each


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