Dassault Aviation - France
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Dassault Mirage 2000C production variant)
monoplane / low-mounted / delta
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represent the most popular mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are low-mounted along the sides of the fuselage.
The planform takes on the general shape of a triangle in which the leading edges are swept back for high-speed efficiency while the trailing edge is straight.
(Structural descriptors pertains to the Dassault Mirage 2000C production variant)
1 x SNECMA M53-P2 afterburning turbofan engine developing 21,385 lb of thrust.
(2,338 kph | 1,262 kts)
(16,470 m | 10 mi)
(1,850 km | 3,426 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
2 x 30mm DEFA internal revolver-type cannons under fuselage.
Mission-specific ordnance can include any of the following (up to 14,000lb):
Matra "Magic 2" Air-to-Air missiles (AAMs), Matra "Super 530D" AAMs, Matra "Super 530S" AAMs, Laser-Guided Bombs (LGBs), Conventional Dumb Bombs, Anti-Runway Munition Dispensers, Anti-Runway Bombs, Cluster Bombs, AS-30L air-to-surface missiles (ASMs), "Armat" Anti-Radiation / Anti-Radar Missiles (ARMs), AM 39 "Exocet" Anti-Ship Missiles (ASMs) and Nuclear Stand-Off Missiles.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's inherent combat value. Rating takes into account weapons support / versatility, available hardpoints, and total carrying capability to produce a combined numerical value.
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This entry's maximum listed speed (1,453mph).
Graph average of 1,125 miles-per-hour.
Dassault Mirage 2000C operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
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Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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