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Report on Mirage 2000

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An Investigation into The Dassult Mirage 2000 By Matthew Chapman Contents 1 Title Page 2 Contents 3 Introduction 4-6 Main Body 7 Termination 8 References 9 Figures 10 Data file title page Introduction This report covers Mirage 2000's original specification and how it has changed during its development; the history and development of the aircraft; the configuration of the Mirage 2000; the flight controls and main systems of the aircraft; and a general arrangement drawing of it. The report goes into as much detail as is possible from sources not from the manufacturer or operators that can be located on the library and internet. Main Body Specification of the Aircraft The Mirage 2000 was created, designed and made during The Cold War. This aircraft was part of the race for air superiority1 which encompassed Europe, America, and Russia. The aircraft was initially designed as an interceptor. Interceptors are a type of aircraft that take off, and intercept and destroy enemy aircraft before they can cause threat, especially nuclear weapon carrying long range bombers. However as the Cold War continued the danger of nuclear bombers receded because of the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) ...read more.

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Yet it completes a flyby at an angle of 25� and a speed of 185km/h. * March 1981 The aircraft displays its maneuvers between 0 and 1,480km/h. 30� of pitch and a roll rate of 270�/s are achieved. * 1982 Production begins * 2 July 1984 In Dijon the Mirage 2000C is declared ready for use one year later that requested by the French air force. * 24 October 1990 First flight of the Mirage 2000-5 prototypes * October 1995 First flight of the 2000-5 machine * Feburary 1996 The first flight by the French air force of the 2000-5 takes place. * 16 December 1997 The UAE order 30 2000-9s and order the modernization of their surviving 33 others to be upgraded to the same level.4 Aircraft Configuration As with the whole Mirage family the Mirage 2000 has low mounted Delta wing with clipped tips5. The advantage of delta wings is that when the aircraft breaks the sound barrier the leading edges are still behind the shock wave. The shape of a delta wing also allows the wing to be built stronger and cheaper than a conventional wing. The aircraft does not have conventional elevation control surfaces; instead the elevators are integrated with the ailerons to create elevons. ...read more.

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Inside the Mirage there is either 1 or 2 seats, depending on the version. The seats are ejectable and are initiated by the pilot in case of emergency. The canopies are hinged and rotate upwards out of the way of the pilot when he ejects. On the Mirage 2000D the canopy is covered in gold film to reduce radar signature9.The cockpit is also air conditioned and pressurised for high altitude flight. There are 2 hydraulic systems in the mirage 2000, they run the flying controls, landing gears, and brakes. The landing gear are arranged in a tricycle shape with one front wheel and two rear wheels. All of the wheels retract into the body of the aircraft and some detail can be seen in the General Arrangement Drawing. Termination In conclusion the Mirage 2000 series are an adaptable series of aircraft that have changed with the threats of the time. It has sold well across the world and continues to do so. Although not a revolutionary aircraft it still plays a part in history as Europe's answer to the arms race. Due to the nature of the Cold War when this aircraft was born, it has not seen a huge amount action, although it has performed well in the combat it has been involved in. ...read more.

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