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Dassault Mirage 2000
Dassault Mirage 2000


Role: Multi-role fighter.
DESIGN FEATURES: Low-set thin delta wing with cambered section, 58 degrees leading-edge sweep and moderately blended root; area ruled carrying four air-to-air missiles.
LANDING GEAR: Retractable tricycle type by Messier-Bugatti, with twin nosewheels; single wheel on each main unit. Hydraulic retraction, nosewheels rearward, main units inward. Oleo-pneumatic shock absorbers. Electrohydraulic nosewheel steering (+/-45 degrees). Manual disconnect permits nosewheel unit to castor through 360 degrees for ground towing.
POWER PLANT: One SNECMA M53-P2 turbofan, rated at 64.3 kN (14,462 lb st) dry and 95.1 kN (21,385 lb st) with afterburning or (available 1995) M53-P20 rated at 98.06 kN (22,046 lb st). Movable half-cone centrebody in each air intake. Internal wing fuel tank capacity 1480 litres (391 US gallons; 326 Imp gallons); fuselage tank capacity 2498 litres (660 US gallons; 549 Imp gallons) in single-seat aircraft, 2424 litres (640 US gallons; 533 Imp gallons) in two-seat aircraft. Total internal fuel capacity 3978 litres (1050 US gallons; 875 Imp gallons) in 2000C and E, 3904 litres (1030 US gallons; 859 Imp gallons) in 2000B, N, D and S. Provision for one jettisonable 1300 litre (343 US gallon; 286 Imp gallon) RPL-522 96 kg (212 lb) fuel tank under centre of fuselage, and a 1700 litre (449 US gallon; 374 Imp gallon) RPL-501/502 210 kg (463 lb) drop tank under each wing. Total internal/external fuel capacity 8678 litres (2291 US gallons; 1909 Imp gallons) in 2000C and E, 8604 litres (2271 US gallons; 1892 Imp gallons) in 2000B.
ACCOMMODATION: Pilot only in 2000C, on Hispano-Suiza licence-built Martin-Baker F10Q zero/zero ejection seat, in air-conditioned and pressurised cockpit. Pilot-initiated automatic ejection in two-seat aircraft; 500 ms delay between departures. Canopy hinged at rear to open upward and, on Mirage 2000D, covered in gold film to reduce radar signature.
AVIONICS: Thomson-CSF RDM multi-mode radar or Dassault Electronique/Thomson-CSF RDI pulse Doppler radar, each with operating range of 54 nm (100 km; 62 miles). (Mirage 2000N/D have Dassault Electronique/Thomson-CSF Antilope terrain-following radar for automatic flight down to 61 m (200 ft) at speeds not exceeding 600 knots (1112 km/h; 691 mph); Antilope 5 in 2000N includes altitude-contrast updating of navigation system; Antilope 50 in 2000D has full terrain-reference navigation facility.) SAGEM Uliss 52 inertial platform (52E in 2000C and B; 52D for export; and two 52P in 2000N/D, plus integrated GPS in 2000D), Dassault Electronique Type 2084 central digital computer and Digibus digital databus (2084 XR in 2000D), Sextant TMV-980 data display system (VE-130 head-up and VMC-180 head-down) (two head-down in 2000N/D), SFENA 605 autopilot (606 in 2000N, 607 in 2000D, 608 in 2000-5), LMT Deltac Tacan, LMT NRAI-7A IFF transponder, SOCRAT 8900 solid-state VOR/ILS and IO-300-A marker beacon receiver, TRT radio altimeter (AHV-6 in 2000B and C, AHV-9 in export aircraft, two AHV-12 in 2000N and AHV-17 in 2000-5), TRT ERA 7000 V/UHF com transceiver, TRT ERA 7200 UHF or EAS secure voice com, Sextant Avionique Type 90 air data computer, and Thomson-CSF Atlis laser designator and marked target seeker (in pod on forward starboard underfuselage station).
ARMAMENT: Two 30 mm DEFA 554 guns in 2000C and 2000E (not fitted in B, D, N or S), with 125 rds/gun. Nine attachments for external stores, five under fuselage and two under each wing. Fuselage centreline and inboard wing stations each stressed for 1800 kg (3968 lb) loads; other four fuselage points for 400 kg (882 lb) each, and outboard wing points for 300 kg (661 lb) each. Typical interception weapons comprise two 275 kg (606 lb) Matra Super 530D or (if RDM radar not modified with target illuminator) 250 kg (551 lb) 530F missiles (inboard) and two 90 kg (198 lb) Matra 550 Magic or Magic 2 missiles (outboard) under wings.
DIMENSIONS: EXTERNAL: 9.13 m (29 ft 11 1/2 in)

Wing aspect ratio: 2.03

Length overall: 14.36 m (47 ft 1 1/4 in)

Height overall: 5.20 m (17 ft 0 3/4 in)


WEIGHTS: AND LOADINGS (F100-PW-220 engines): Operating weight empty: 7500 kg (16,534 lb)

Max weapon load: 6300 kg (13,890 lb)

Max T-O weight: 17,000 kg (37,480 lb)


PERFORMANCE: Max level speed at height: Mach 2.5

Max combat radius: 685 nm (790 miles)

Max range: 2400 nm (2762 miles)

Service Ceiling: 60,000 ft.


Aircraft Measures:
Length: 63 ft., 9 in.
Height: 18 ft., 5.5 in.
Wingspan: 42 ft., 9.75 in
Loaded Weight: 68,000 lbs

Aircraft Performance:
Maximum Speed: 688 knots
Service Ceiling: 16,460 m.
Range: 1000 nautical miles
Thrust: 14,462 lb

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