The plane J-2301 exhibited at the Museum completed 2'242 flying hours.
The J-2301, together with the J-2302, is the only Mirage IIS that was built in France at Dassault. Both initially served for acceptance and test flights for the Groupement de l'armement (GDA, arming group).
On 8th September 1972 the J-2301, equipped specially for airborne tests, is provided to the Equipe d'Expérimentation Aérienne (EEA, aviation experiment team) of the Air Force, founded and led by Captain Carrel.
The future Air Force Commander completed most of his flying hours in the Mirage IIIS on board the J-2301 and flew the plane until 1987.
The J-2301 was donated to the Foundation by the Air Force and was moved from Buochs to Payerne in 2002.
Technical information - Mirage III-S 'MIRO'
|Affiliated:||from 1966 to 1999|
|Mission:||interception and all weather low attack|
|Engine:||ATAR 09 C-3|
|Maximum thrust:||4'300 kp|
|With afterburner:||6'000 kp|
|With afterburner+SEPR rocket engine:||7'300 kp|
|With afterburner and 8 JATOS:||9'600 kp|
|Maximum weight at take-off:||12'600 kg|
|Maximum speed:||Mach 2 (2160 km/h at 10'000 m/sea)|
|Ceiling altitude:||23'000 m/sea|
|Flight radius:||1'200 km|