DASSAULT AVIATION

2160 km/h

maximum speed

4300 kp

maximum thrust

1200 km

range of action

HISTORY

The R-2117 aircraft on display at the Museum flew 2,957 hours.

The Mirage III RS reconnaissance was equipped with four cameras (capable of receiving focal lengths of 44, 76, 100, 200 and 600 mm) mounted in the nose of the camera that allowed forward, oblique and vertical shots. Each camera carried a film magazine with 360 shots, 1400 negatives to be processed after landing.

At night, initially, the Mirage III RS carried a battery of flashes designed to illuminate the terrain overflown at the time of shooting. Not very discreet, this system was abandoned in favour of the LIRAS container, an airborne infrared recognition system introduced in 1981.

The R-2117 made its last flight from Buochs to Payerne in December 2003 and was offered to the Foundation by the Air Force in 2005.

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Engaged: from 1965 to 2003
Mission: tactical reconnaissance
Reactor: ATAR 09 C-3
Max. thrust: 4’300 kp
With afterburning: 6’000 kp
With afterburner + SEPR rocket engine: 7’300 kp

With afterburner and 8 JATOS: 9’600 kp
Maximum take-off weight: 12’600 kg
Maximum speed: Mach 2 (2160 km/h to 10’000 m/sea)
Ceiling: 23’000 m/sea
Range of action: 1’200 km

OTHER AIRCRAFTS ON DISPLAY

THE CLIN D’AILES MUSEUM

LOCATION

MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM OF PAYERNE
BASE AÉRIENNE – 1530 PAYERNE VD
SWITZERLAND

GPS

N 46°50’35” (46.84285) / E 6° 54’45” (6.91224)

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