The MD.452 Mystere was a progressive development
of the basic MD.450 Ouragan, the first prototype, the
Mystere I, flying on 23 February 1951. It retained the
fuselage, Nene engine and armament of the MD.450,
mating these elements with a new, sweptback (30 deg)
wing and redesigned tail surfaces. Three further prototypes
followed, these differing from their predecessor
primarily in power plant, two having the 2850kg Hispano-Suiza Tay 250 and the third having
a 2500kg Atar 101C. Eleven (later reduced
to 10) pre-series Mystere IIs had been ordered in September
1951, and, of these, the first three and fifth were
completed to the Tay-engined IIB standard, the third
with twin 30mm cannon. The sixth and subsequent received
a similar armament, SNECMA Atar 101C-1, -3,
and later D-1 or -2 engine with revised intake trunking
and rearranged fuel tanks as Mystere IICs. First six of
initial order for 40 added to pre-series, the final two of
these receiving the afterburning Atar 101F-2 of
3800kg. Production of a further 90 Mystere IIC fighters ordered for the Armee de l'Air, the last
flying in January 1957. The series model featured increased
tail sweepback, twin 30mm cannon and
2800kg Atar 101D-2 or D-3 turbojet.
| Take-off weight||7460 kg||16447 lb|
| Loaded weight||5730 kg||12633 lb|
| Wingspan||11.33 m||37 ft 2 in|
| Length||12.24 m||40 ft 2 in|
| Height||4.5 m||15 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||30.28 m2||325.93 sq ft|
| Max. speed||1030 km/h||640 mph|
|jean-rene cadorel, 05.04.2011|
Merci Nicolas : I stand corrected. I flew with 3/10 "Seine", and we had a rooster on the tail.
Désolé Monsieur Cadorel mais le Mystère II "10-LJ" figurant sur la photo appartenait à l'escadron 1/10 Parisis qui comprenait 2 escadrilles, une avec le "cheval" blanc et l'autre avec le "cheval" noir. J'ai effectué 240 heures de vol sur Mystère II au sein de l'escadron 1/10.
Look the picture about is exactily a MIG-15 longer and by the time, migs were figthing over corean skies
|jean-rene cadorel, 31.07.2008|
These were flying in the 10th Escadre de Chasse at Creil (near Paris) in 1956-57. the one above is from the Escadrille 2/10 Parisis.I was flying those in the Escadrille 3/10.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?