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Dassault Mercure. Specifications. A photo.
Dassault Mercure. Specifications. A photo.

Dassault Mercure. Specifications. A photo.


Dassault Mercure - French twin-turbofan airliner developed in 1967, the company «Dassault Aviation».


Dassault Mercurea photo


The main reason for the development of Dassault Mercure airliner was the need to create reliable competition airliner American aircraft company «Boeing» - Boeing 737. In fact, the French engineers, aircraft designers copied the exterior design of the aircraft, however, greatly improved the aircraft itself, giving it a higher quality of aircraft performance, improved reliability, etc. Despite the fairly transient design and launch of, the aircraft seriously inferior American analogues in price characteristics, and therefore, the entire cycle was built only 12 aircraft are to 1995 year have been completely phased out, despite the fact that still had high reliability.


A photoDassault Mercure


Appearance aircraft Dassault Mercure is very similar to the design of Boeing 737, however, there is here and its technical additions to some extent to improve the design, that carried a kind of promising projects, however, due to a serious rise in price actually remained unclaimed.

Aircraft Dassault Mercure allowed to stay on his board to 162 passengers while on board a US airliner Boeing 737-100 and Boeing 737-200 It could accommodate only up to 115 people, depending on the configuration of the cabin. However, if Boeing 737 able to overcome big enough distances, the French aircraft was designed for maximum flight distance of just 2084 kilometers, allowing only limited use of it. It was supposed to finalize the design of the aircraft and establish a more capacious fuel tanks, however, because of this, the price of the aircraft would increase almost 1,5 times, of course, would lead to the abandonment among customers.


The passenger compartmentDassault Mercure


Powerplant Dassault Mercure consists of two turbofan engines Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15, each of which is capable of power 68,9 kN, which in turn provided the aircraft maximum airspeed in 926 km \ h, while the models Boeing 737 -100 and Boeing 737-200 the figure set at the level 876 km \ h.

Subsequently, attempts were made to restore the production of aircraft Dassault Mercure as a modernized version, however, because of the low prospects of the project, it was decided to completely close the project.


Specifications Dassault Mercure.


  • Crew: 3 person;
  • Passenger capacity: 162 people (depending on the configuration of interior);
  • aircraft Length: 34,84 m .;
  • Wingspan: 30,6 m .;
  • Plane Height: 11,36 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 31800 kg .;
  • Payload: 24700 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 56500 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 825 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 926 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2084 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 12000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15;
  • Power: 2 × 68,9 kN.


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