Mirage 2000’s may be one of the most beautiful and agile aircraft for me. My love affair with these aircrafts started when I fist made a paper model of these flying machines years back when I was in collage.
The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It was designed in the late 1970s as a lightweight fighter based on the Mirage III for the French Air Force.
Wingspan: 29′ (8.80 m)
Range: 963 miles (1,550 km)
Introduced: June 1984
Unit cost: 23,000,000–23,000,000 USD
Manufacturer: Dassault Aviation
Engine type: Snecma M53
In the past during their performance in Al Ain air show i have photographed them. This year there will be a solo display with Capt. Pilot Masoud Al Falahi, which I am looking forward to.
UAE ( United Air Force ) AF has there squadrons of Mirage 2000-9s, they are:
71st Fighter Squadron – Mirage 2000-9EAD/DAD
76th Fighter Squadron – Mirage 2000-9EAD/DAD
86th Fighter Squadron – Mirage 2000-9EAD/DAD (Al Safran Air Base)