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The Dassault Mystère/Falcon 10 & 100

Country of origin  
France

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Powerplants  
10 & 100 - Two 14.4kN (3230lb) Garrett TFE7312 turbofans.

Performance  
10 - Max cruising speed 912km/h (492kt). Range with four passengers and reserves 3560km (1920nm). 100 - Max cruising speed same. Range with four passengers and reserves 3480km (1880nm).

Weights  
10 - Empty equipped 4880kg (10,760lb), max takeoff 8500kg (18,740lb). 100 - Empty equipped 5055kg (11,145lb), max takeoff 8755kg (19,300lb).

Dimensions  
Wing span 13.08m (42ft 11in), length 13.86m (45ft 6in), height 4.61m (15ft 2in). Wing area 24.1m2 (259sq ft).

Capacity  
Flightcrew of two on flightdeck. Main cabin is typically configured to seat four in an executive club seating arrangement. Main cabin can seat up to seven in Falcon 10 or eight in Falcon 100 in a high density layout. Can be configured for air ambulance, aerial photography and navaid calibration missions.

Production  
In addition to three prototypes, 226 Falcon 10s and Falcon 100s (including seven military MERs & 31 Falcon 100s), were built between 1973 and 1990, of which 208 were in civil service in late 1998.

Type  
Light corporate jet

History  

The baby of Dassault's corporate jet lineup, the Falcon 10 and Falcon 100 series (Mystère 10 and Mystère 100 in France) sold in good numbers during a production run that lasted almost two decades.

In concept a scaled down Falcon/Mystère 20, the Falcon 10/100 was an all new design except for similar wing high lift devices. Conceived in the late 1960s, the Falcon 10 was the second member of the Dassault Falcon family to be developed. Dassault originally intended the Falcon 10 be powered by two General Electric CJ610 turbojets, and a CJ610 powered prototype first flew on December 1 1970.

Flight testing was delayed until May 1971 while changes were made to the wing design, including increasing the wing sweepback angle. The second prototype was the first to be powered by Garrett TFE731 turbofans, and it completed its first flight on October 15 1971. Flight testing was completed with the aid of a third prototype, and French and US certification was awarded in September 1973. Deliveries of production aircraft began that November.

While almost all Falcon 10 production was for civil customers, the French navy ordered seven, designated the Mystère 10 MER, as multi purpose pilot trainers. Missions include simulation of targets for Super Etendard pilots and instrument training.

The improved Falcon 100 replaced the Falcon 10 in production in the mid 1980s. Certificated in December 1986, changes include an optional early EFIS glass cockpit, a higher maximum takeoff weight, a fourth cabin window on the right side and a larger unpressurised rear baggage compartment.

Production of the Falcon 100 ceased in 1990 with the last delivered that September.

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