Mirage 2000

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"banc d'essais" = Bench Test

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You hide That french Well. :)

Hallow: it was a joke. I am having some fun with your (now) legendary arrogance (But you should know That).

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Hallow: it was a joke. I am having some fun with your (now) legendary arrogance (But you should know That).

Hats off. Hearing lessons about arrognace right from your mouth is always an unetterable pleasure.

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I think tomcat vip is a paid troll. That said it saddens me that he has Tomcat in his nickname. I suggest he changes it to macronknobbler.

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M2K in Peru:
(nothing fancy but some grey M2K)

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Les chevaliers du Ciel ....

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Way too much paid considering the effect... ;). n fact Nicolas he proposed me to marry remember?

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?!?
Speaking of beauty (click on the image - FB video):

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Aiguilles d'Arves, La Meije... Le Rateau ;p. One f the last pictures of 2000*N Collector.

TY

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The most beautiful videos about Mirage 2k come from the movie "Les chevaliers du ciel" (Sky Fighters), the air shooting are amazing (i think they took a M2k with a modified EFT with cinema cameras inside it).

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The Mirage 2K N ended its service among the FAS (French strategic forces ) this week:

hier après-midi, le Mirage 2000N a tiré sa révérence sur la BA 125 d’Istres (13) et avec lui, symboliquement quelque part, une génération d’aviateurs à l’occasion de ce "départ à la retraite" d’une machine ayant assuré 30 ans de service dans les Forces aériennes stratégiques (FAS).

Une trentaine d’avions mis en service au dernier standard K3, une vingtaine opérationnels en 2015 qui laisseront à leur tour leur place aux Rafale, " ce retrait sera progressif, puisqu’il restera opérationnel jusqu’à la rentrée
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[on the 26th of June], the Mirage 2000N bowed out of the BA 125 Istres (13) and with him, symbolically somewhere, a generation of airmen on the occasion of this "retirement" of a machine that has provided 30 years of service in the Strategic Air Force (SAF).

Some thirty aircraft put into service at the latest K3 standard, twenty operational in 2015 that will leave their place in the Rafale, "this withdrawal will be progressive, since it will remain operational until the return

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How many mirages of which type does that leave in French air Force?

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On top of my head, and rough numbers, that'd be around 20x 2000C (QRA/OCU/misc.), 7x 2000B (OCU), 25x 2000-5F (air sup./QRA), 75x 2000D (strike/ground attack). Some of them may be in storage.
The -5Fs will be around for a bit less than a decade I believe, the Ds probably past 2030 (numbers to be reduced to 55 after MLU). The B/C will be around as long as the two previous are.

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Not posted yet I think: M2K-D - video describes most aspects of French usage of the long lasting D's:

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Best source on Mirage 2000D "in the cockpit" is the book "La Guerre Vue du Ciel" from LCL Schaeffler. Pretty sure he would accept to sell rigths for english version for a reasonable price btw.

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What pod is it on the forward right (Gun I guess) ? Is this picture recent and linked to a new configuration of use ? Strange unusual config...

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Could be a Pod Thomson-CSF PDL-CT (Pod de Désignation Laser-Caméra Thermique)?

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Does anyone know what Mirage-2000 variant it is that the French are selling to the IAF? 2 of them are to be sold to the IAF and my guess was that they would trainers since the IAF lost 2 trainers in 2012-13 in crashes. These 2 would then be upgraded using the kits that were ordered prior to the 2 crashes.