Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000
1975, the French Government approved the development of a new delta-wing fighter aircraft
to be called the Mirage 2000. The first of five prototypes was initially flown on March
10, 1978. The first of 37 production Mirage 2000Cs made its maiden flight on 20 November
1982 and 2000C deliveries began in April 1983 with initial operating capability
(IOC) in July 1984. All early production aircraft have M53-5 engines and the multi-role
RDM radar. Later 2000Cs introduced M53-P2 powerplants and RDI radar optimised for
look-down/shoot- down intercepts with two MATRA Super 530D missiles. With RDM radar,
Mirage 2000Cs carried Super 530F and Magic 1 missiles.
|Mirage 2000C Specifications|
|Wing span:||9.13 m|
|Wing area:||41.0 sq m|
|Maximum speed:||Mach 2.35|
|Weight: (empty):||7,500 kg|
|Normal take-off weight:||10,680 kg|
|Maximum take-off weight:||17,000 kg|
|Tactical Radius:||800 ~ 900 km|
|Service ceiling:||18,000 m|
|Rate of climb:||330m/sec|
|Powerplant:||One SNECMA M53-P2 turbofan
rated at 64.33 kN dry
and 95.12 kN with after burner.
|Mirage 2000 Variants|
|2000B||Tandem two-seat trainer. First flew in August 1983.|
|2000C||Single seat production aircraft.|
|2000E/ED/ER||For export, RDM equipped & M53-P2 powered. This variant has been delivered to Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Greece, India and Peru.|
|2000N||Two-seater, designed for all weather nuclear penetration at low altitude and very high speed . Initially flown on 3 Feb 1983, achieved IOC in July 1988, this variant will replace the Mirage IVP as the French Air Force's primary strike aircraft.|
|2000D||Upgraded version of 2000N and is used for automated bombing, using conventional and laser guided munitions. First flew on 19 Feb 1991.|
|A non-nuclear export derivative of the 2000D, retaining Antilope 5 radar and terrain-following capability.|
variant, introduces the Rafale's five -
screen cockpit display.
Trainer prototype flew on 24 October 1990.
|A non-nuclear export derivative of the 2000D.|
The recce version, has a radar nose and carries podded sensors, multi-camera, side-looking airborne radar and long range optical.
|2000EG/BG||Export version, delivered to Greece.|
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