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Mirage 4A


Mach 2 rocket launch aircraft. Loaded/empty mass 26,213/14,494 kg. Thrust 96.05 kN. Specific impulse 2020 seconds. Dassault Bomber-delta wing. Maximum release conditions: Belly mounted, 7,256 kg at 2,345 kph at 20,000 m altitude

No Engines: 2. Release velocity: 650 m/s (2,130 ft/sec). Release conditions: 2,345 kph at 20 km.

Location: 650.
Status: Out of Production.
Gross mass: 26,213 kg (57,789 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 14,494 kg (31,953 lb).
Payload: 7,256 kg (15,996 lb).
Height: 23.44 m (76.90 ft).
Diameter: 5.64 m (18.50 ft).
Span: 11.85 m (38.87 ft).
Thrust: 96.05 kN (21,592 lbf).
Specific impulse: 2,020 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 1,836 s.
Burn time: 15,000 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Atar 9K SNECMA turbojet engine. 48 kN. Out of Production. Isp=2020s. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Air/Kerosene Ambient air (78 % nitrogen, 21% oxygen, etc.) is scooped up by air intakes and used in turbojet, turbofan, ramjet, scramjet, or other airbreathing engines. It is used to burn aviation-grade kerosene, commercial grade JP-4 or JP-5, their military equivalents, or special high-temperature blends such as those used in the SR-71. More...

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