The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It was designed in the mid 1970s as a lightweight fighter as far better replacement for the based on the Mirage III. The Mirage 2000 evolved into a successful multirole aircraft with several variants developed. The variants include the Mirage 2000N and 2000D strike variants, the improved Mirage 2000-5 and several export variants. Over 600 aircraft were built.
French Mirage 2000D
This is the two seater variant, Mirage 2000 D of the French Air Force (Armee de l'air), photographed during the Open day at Leeuwarden AFB, The Netherlands
Photographed, 2009 by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright!
Mirage 2000 "prototype"
This prototype aircraft 2000-01 is on display at the Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace at Le Bourget airport, Paris.
Photographed, 2016 by Meindert de Vreeze (C) Copyright!
INFORMATION FROM MANUAL Mirage 2000
Collection M. de Vreeze (used with permission)
Plastic scale models of the Mirage 2000 are in 1/72 scale from Heller, Airfix and Italeri/ Hasegawa/ Tamiya/ Bilek. In 1/48 from Airfix / Heller, ERTL/ Monogram and Hasegawa/ Italeri. (the old 1/72 scale Heller kit was for the prototype). In 2019 and 2020 Kitty Hawk has released in 1/32 scale both the Mirage 2000C single seater and Mirage 2000 D/N dual.
This walk around page originally created February 2012 by M. de Vreeze