Developmental work fo the Mirage 2000, began in 1975 after the cancalation of the larger Super Mirage, with the offical specification being written up in 1976. The first prototype flew on March 10, 1978 with deliveries occouring one year behind schedule. The Mirage 2000 introduced the SNECMA M53 turbofan, RDM radar, as well as CTR's, HUD,s and HOTAS. In 1979 Dassult recived a contract to build the 2000N which is based on the 2000B airframe but strengthned to allow low level flight. It is also equiped with the Thomson-CSF Antilope 5 radar and the ASMP nuclear missile.
Type: Multi role fighter
Weight: empty 16,535lb (7,500kg) , max take-off 37,478lb (17,000kg)
Engine: SNECMA M53-P2 turbofan 14,460lb dry , 21,835lb with afterburning
Span: 29 ft 6 in
Length: 50 ft 3 in
Height: 15 ft 3 in
Loaded Weight: 19,480 lb
Max Speed: 1,265 mph (2338km/h)
Range: 932 miles
Ceiling: 18000 m (65,600 ft)
Cruise range: 840 nm
Internal Fuel in kg: 3036 kg
Crew: 1 (2 in 2000B/D/N)
Sensors: RDI radar (interceptor), RWR, Advanced bombsight
Armament: 2 30mm DEFA 554 cannons , 6300kg (13,890lb ) carried on four underwing and five underfuslage hardpoints , including Matra Magic 2 , Matra Super 530D AAM's , laser guided bombs , iron bombs , cluster bombs , AS 30L ASM's , Armat anti-radiation missiles ,AM 39 Exocet anti-ship missiles.
Operators: Egypt, France, Greece, India, Peru, Qatar, Taiwan, UAE.