Dassault Mirage 2000

The Dassault Mirage 2000 is the ultimate evolution of the delta-winged Mirage family and proved to be a highly successful aircraft. Attack, trainer and nuclear bomber variants have been delivered to the French air force, where it is gradually replaced by the Dassault Rafale. It has been widely exported to numerous countries such as India, Greece, Egypt, Peru, etc.

Please note these are my older Mirage 2000 drawings, of lesser quality. Please visit this page to see the new versions.


2000-01

1. Mirage 2000C of the French Armée de l’Air. This aircraft, belonging to the EC 1/5 “Vendée”, bears the standard air superiority paint scheme for Mirage 2000 fighters.


2000-02

1. Peru ordered 10 Mirage 2000P (depicted here) and two Mirage 2000DP two-seater variants. The Peruvian Mirage 2000Ps were sent on an intercept mission on 10 February 1995 when Ecuadorian Mirage F.1 fighters downed two Peruvian Su-22. However, the Mirages were not armed with medium-range AAMs and had to abandon the pursuit.


2000-03

3. The Mirage 2000 prototype is now preserved in the Air & Space museum at Le Bourget near Paris.


2000-04

4. Heavily weathered Greek Mirage 2000CG n°233. The Hellenic Air Force has been operating Mirage 2000s for some time and is upgrading its fleet to the modernized Mirage 2000-5 standard.


2000-05

5. This Mirage 2000C of the EC 1/12 “Cambrésis” received a special decoration for the 2001 edition of the NATO Tiger Meet.


2000-06

6. “5-OP” from the EC 2/5 “Ile de France” squadron was the only French Mirage 2000 to receive desert camouflage during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Based at Al Asha in Saudi Arabia, it was painted tan/sand over light grey.


2000-07

7. This Mirage 2000-5 purchased by Taiwan was being tested in France by Dassault in March 1997.

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