The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French single engine, delta winged multirole fighter. It was designed in the 1970s as lightweight fighter to replace the Mirage III.
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Development[edit | edit source]
The Mirage 2000 evolved from other Mirage planes which were used from 1965 to 1975. Because of the US F-15 Eagle and F-14 Tomcat, Dassault developed a twin engine air superiority fighter, Designated Mirage 4000. But a twin engine fighter would be too expensive, so Dassault searched for an alternative. It had to be a single engine, delta winged fighter. The resulting Mirage 2000 was first flown on 10th March 1978.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Gunston, Bill. Illustrated Guide To Modern Fighters And Attack Aircraft. Salamander Books. 1980. ISBN 0 86101 055 8 Page 22