Dassault Mirage 2000

The Mirage 2000 is a French-built multirole fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation. Designed in the late seventies as a lightweight fighter for the Armee de l'Air, it evolved into a successful multirole aircraft now in service in 9 countries with more than 600 Mirages built.

Dassault Mirage 2000
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Hughes Missile Systems Company
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1978
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
France 1978 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Hughes Missile Systems Company 1981 View

Role Multirole fighter
National origin France
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 10 March 1978
Introduction November 1982
Status In service
Primary users French Air Force
Indian Air Force
United Arab Emirates Air Force
Republic of China Air Force
Produced 1978–2007
Number built 601
Unit cost US$23 million
Developed from Dassault Mirage III
Variants Dassault Mirage 2000N/2000D
Developed into Dassault Mirage 4000


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 14.36 m (50 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.13 m (29 ft)
  • Height: 5.30 m (17 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 41 m (441.32 ft)
  • Empty weight: 7,600 kg (17,000 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 13,800 kg (30,420 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 17,000 kg (37,500 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 x SNECMA M53-P2 afterburning turbofan, 95 kN (with afterburner) (64 kN (military dry thrust))

Performance

  • Maximum speed: (Mach 2.2) altitude
  • Range: 1,450 km (770 NM, 890 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 285 m/s (56,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 337 kg/m (69 lb/ft)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.91
  • Max sea level speed: 1,480 km/h
  • Climb to 9,700 m: 1,75 min
  • Climb to 15,000 m: 4 min
  • Turn rate at 5 g: 12/sec
  • Turn rate at 9 g: 24/sec.
  • Max g: normal 9 g, overloaded 11 g, break 13,5 g.

Armament

  • Guns: 2 x 30 mm (1.18 in) DEFA cannons
  • Various missiles and bombs

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