Dassault Super Mystère B2

History The Super Mystère B2 was a stop-gap aircraft, supposed to fill the gap between the subsonic Mystère IVA and…

History

The Super Mystère B2 was a stop-gap aircraft, supposed to fill the gap between the subsonic Mystère IVA and the entry into service of the Mach- 2-capable Mirage III.

The first prototype made its maiden fl ight on the 2nd of March 1955. Originally, it was planned to build 370 serial aircraft, but the order was rapidly
reduced to only 180 due to budgetary limitations and the arrival of the Mirage III.

Nevertheless, the Super Mystère B2 made history by becoming the fi rst European production aircraf capable of reaching Mach 1 in level fl ight. Despite
its shortcomings such as difficult handling qualities and being underpowered when the afterburner was not used, it gave the French Air Force pilots the possibility to gain valuable experience in supersonic flight, preparing them for the Mirage III..

Caracteristics

Wingspan  10,51 m
Length  14,13 m
Height  4,55 m
Empty weight  9,95 T
Maximum take off weight  11,5 T
Load  2,35 T
Speed  Mach 1,15
Range  1300 Km
Crew 1
Engine  1 Snecma ATAR 101 G
Serial number 48

 

Our aircraft

The displayed aircraft, serial number 48, was transported by road to Toulouse. It had previously been displayed at the air base at Rochefort. We restored it in the 1990s.

Some photos

 

AILES ANCIENNES TOULOUSE

Our goal is the preservation of the aviation heritage. All this work aims to place the collection in the shelter in a suitable and visitable premises: an Aeronautical Museum in Toulouse (now called Aeroscopia)

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THE 40 YEARS OF THE ASSOCIATION

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OUR COLLECTION

Gathered for years by our association, the collection includes many aircraft (aircraft, helicopters, gliders) but also a large amount of various aeronautical equipment (engines, dashboards, ejection seats, missiles, …). Here is a small overview of the collection, which will reveal its secrets during your visit.

AIRPLANES

GLIDERS

HELICOPTERS

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