Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1614B
Mirage 2000-5
RAF Waddington, United Kingdom, 2002
Professionally painted.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Loads of optional armament has been provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
Highly collectable.
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The Mirage 2000 has been in service since 1984 with production ending in 2007 when the final
aircraft was delivered to the Hellenic Air Force. The Mirage 2000-5F was supposed to be an
export variant but the company didn’t receive enough demand from the French Air Force to make
it viable so existing aircraft were upgraded. In 1993 it was decided to upgrade present aircraft and
in 1997 work began with the first 2000-5F being delivered in 2000. In 2011 2000-5F’s were
engaged in action in Libya.



The French Air Force routinely takes part in exercise NOMAD held at RAF Waddington. NOMAD
is a Belgian Air Force inspired multi-national air defense exercise held annually at RAF
Waddington. The first exercise NOMAD took place in 1994 and is attended by European Air
Forces as well non-European Air Forces with squadrons based in Europe. France also sent
Mirages to take part in the 2002 RAF Waddington Airshow in 2002 like they have done in other
years. Many consider the RAF Waddington Airshow the best in the UK.



Specifications for the Mirage 2000-5F
This variant is different from the Mirage 2000C only in upgraded radar and avionics. The 2000-5F
is also capable of carrying the over-sized drop tanks developed for the 2000N allowing for greater
range. These were done to extend the life of the Mirage 2000 until the new Rafale is available.


Specifications

Type: Mirage 2000C
Function: fighter
First flight: 1978
Crew: 1

Engines: (1)  SNECMA M53-P2 afterburning turbofan
Thrust: 14,462 lb (64.3 kN)
21,385 lb (95.1 kN) with afterburner

Length: 47.10 ft (14.36 m)
Height: 17.02 ft (5.20 m)
Wing Area: 441 ft2 (41.98 m2)
Wingspan: 29.96 ft (9.13 m)

Empty Weight: 16,534 lb (7,500 kg) Max. Weight: 17000 kg
Normal take-off weight: 20,944 lb (9,500 kg) [fighter mission]
Max take-off weight: 37,480 lb (17,000 kg)
Max payload: 13,890 lb (6,300 kg)

Speed:
At altitude: 1,455 mph (2,340 km/h) at 36,090 ft (11,000 m), Mach 2.2 [sustained] 1,550
mph (2,495 km/h), Mach 2.35 [dash] at sea level: 915 mph (1,470 km/h), Mach 1.2
Initial rate of climb: 55,971 ft (17,076 m) / min
Service ceiling: 54,000ft (16,460m)
Range
Normal: 380 nm (700 km)
Ferry: 2,000 nm (3,704 km)

Armament
(2) 30-mm DEFA 554 cannons (125 rds ea)
External hard-points: 9
Air-to-Air Missile: Matra Super 530, Matra 550 Magic, MICA
Air-to-Surface Missile: AS.37, AS.39 Exocet, Wasp, ASMP cruise missile, AS30/ARMAT
ARM
Bombs: BAP 100, Durandal, BGL 1000 laser-guided, 250/400 kg GP, cluster bombs
Other: ECM pods, rocket pods
HA1614B
Mirage 2000-5
RAF Waddington,
United Kingdom, 2002